I’m Eric Shay Howard. I have a BA in English from the University of Louisville.
I live in Louisville, KY. I’m in my thirties. Before college, I had various types of jobs, including retail and food service. In college I worked in a library. Now I work in education.
On my blog, I write about my life, literature, education, LGBTQ issues, and creative writing. I also write opinions and reviews about literary books.
Sometimes I write about current events or films, or complain about work. Other times I use my blog as an excuse to get out of the house and do things around Louisville. The blog is also a launch pad for other blogs and projects that I become interested in for whatever reason. If I’m being completely honest, I just write things and post them here. I try to post new content a few times a week.
I’m the founder and editor of Likely Red, an online literary journal.
I started the literary magazine my senior year at UofL so that I’d have writerly-tasks to do after I graduated. It publishes infrequently, about every other month or so. It’s free to read online. Submissions are always open. See the submissions page on the journal for details.
I love writing fiction in my spare time, usually short stories.
I write, rewrite, submit, and mostly get rejection letters for my stories. Gender and LGBTQ issues tend to come up in my work fairly often.
I eventually want to go get my MFA in fiction. Until then, I’m just sort of trying everything I want and hoping that something sticks.
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