New post on The Stories—Hilo and the Angry Sea

Hey friends.

My story “Hilo and the Angry Sea” is up over at Medium as part of the series, The Stories. It’s looking like I’m going to be a regular contributor to that project, so I hope you’ll check it out.

The piece can be viewed right here. Hope you enjoy.

 

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The Stories on Medium

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I’m pleased to announce that I am part of a new series on Medium called The Stories. The series is curated by my friend Sara Benincasa and features two to three true stories every week.

They’ve featured my own story, “The Cancer Playlist,” as this week’s feature. I’m proud to be part of this project and hope you’ll go give it a read.

Check it out right here: The Cancer Playlist

More stories soon…

Publication for “On the Trail of Jack London”

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Hey everyone.

My story “On the Trail of Jack London” was chosen for a Solas Award back in February, and the publication that does the awards, Traveler’s Tales, is publishing it twice this week.

First up, it’s going to show up on the front page of Traveler’s Tales as their Editor’s Choice for the week. You can read it here.

The story is also this weeks feature story over at Besttravelwriting.com. Have a look here.

More stories from the road shortly.

Waxwing Literary Magazine and King James and the Special Men

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Hello everyone.

I was recently asked to serve as music editor for the wonderful Waxwing Literary Magazine. For my first outing, I did a write up on King James and the Special Men and the power of live music sets in New Orleans.

Here’s the story: http://waxwingmag.org/items/Issue9/58_Fox-King-James-and-the-Special-Men.php

Waxwing is a wonderful journal, and I’m proud to be listed on their masthead. Hope you all enjoy the piece.

Solas Award!

Hey everyone.

I’m pleased to announce that I managed to score a Solas Award for Travel Writing from Traveler’s Tales this year. My piece “On the Trail of Jack London” took second place in the “Destination Story” category.

The award winners are listed here:

http://www.besttravelwriting.com/award-winners-2016/

The Museum of Americana, who originally published the piece, put up a nice announcement as well:

Contributor Nick Fox Recieves Solas Award For Destination Travel

More writing soon. And thanks for the support.

–Nick

Published in The Museum of Americana! (and other blog-related announcements)

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Big news, friends and neighbors. The fine folks over at The Museum of Americana, a terrific online literary journal, have published my blog post “On the Trail of Jack London” in the nonfiction section of their latest issue.

I’m very excited to be a part of this journal, and particularly this issue (along with my old friend/classmate/softball teammate Chris Fadden). It’s a solid journal and I’m flattered as hell they took my work. I hope you enjoy rooting around over there as much as I do.

I also want to take a moment on this, the (almost) six month anniversary of restarting this blog, to thank all of you for following along. Since I decided to throw myself down the rabbit hole of blogging back in mid-June, nearly 1,100 of you have decided to come along for the ride. It’s still a thrill every time I get a comment from someone who is enjoying my work, or a follow from someone who’s interested in seeing what happens next.

I’m trying to look at the last six months as a very good start to a full-time writing life. I got a huge boost from the folks at WordPress (thank you, Ben Huberman) for throwing my piece about my old neighborhood up on their “Freshly Pressed” series. Two publications and over a thousand new followers is an excellent launching pad.

But I want to take this a lot further, and that’s going to mean embracing technology.

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Me with an iPhone. I look this confused a lot these days.

Due to the fact that I am an old bastard who, four years ago, gave up having a cell phone (for a while, anyway), this is going to take some learning. I’ve made do so far with a cheap camera, no video, and a cell phone that I’m pretty sure was part of Apple’s Cro-Magnon rollout. But it’s time for me to embrace the future like all the other kids who are doing the travel writing these days. There are good stories out there, but that ain’t worth a damn if you can’ find the right way to tell them.

All this to say, I’ll be looking to expand the content in the next six months, which should include audio, video, and better quality photos. As well as links to things like Twitter, Instagram, and possibly even (gag…power through it, Nick) Facebook. I imagine I’ll make a lot of mistakes as I learn my way around these tools, but I doubt it’ll hurt too much to make them.

So, if you’re following, please stay tuned. And if you’re looking at this page for the first time, please follow along. This format has, quite unexpectedly, been a godsend for me as a writer. I haven’t been this excited about turning out new work in years.

And if you want to go see the piece in Museum of Americana, it’s right here.

Thanks everybody. More soon…

–Nick

P.S.—I’ve had a number of people tell me they signed up for the blog via email, but aren’t receiving updates. If you sign, WordPress will send you a confirmation email, and you will be signed up ONLY when you respond to the confirmation. So go sign up. Ya heard?