It’s a new year and as such it’s another hollow attempt to keep up and revamp this thing (I especially want to revamp the links section, though I doubt anyone is reading it anyway lololol).

I had forgotten completely to mention Bad Pony ran a short story of mine, “Sacrificing Ideas on Pacifism”, a few months back. Thanks to Emily and Joe! Bad Pony is a great new journal and I love them.

My poem “Everyone is a Predator” ran in Moonchild Magazine, along with a video of me reading it. This was a hard poem for me, and I am so grateful for MM because they were very gentle with it. Thank you Nadia!


My poem “A Correspondence Between Laura and Dale, 1989”, which is, of course, inspired by Twin Peaks, was part of Occulum‘s third issue. Thank you, Arielle! And Hannah Cohen was nice enough to review it at wildness. This poem is one of my favorites and I am glad it’s resonating with people.

I was featured as a Writer of the Week at Maudlin House, which was a big surprise! Thank you to Ben!

In Birth. Movies. Death news, I’ve had three articles since last I wrote: One about Natalie Wood in “Rebel Without a Cause”, one about the new Insidious film, and a “Say Something Nice” about Argento’s “Trauma” in relation to eating disorders.

Drunk Monkeys is running a Pop Culture issue, and Zoetic Press is still reading for NonBinary Review #16: The Little Prince.

And, somehow, I managed to create a Zazzle store. So, there’s that, anyway.


Happy New Year, everyone!



Oh, hi guys. Remember me? It’s been a while.  A bit has happened, but maybe most importantly: I got married!


We were surrounded by 28 of our friends and family, and it was a really lovely day. So that was something, anyway.

Today was a pretty banner week for Ole Kolleen. I had THREE poetry acceptances: “Everyone is a Predator” will appear in Moonchild Magazine; “A Correspondence Between Laura and Dale, 1989” will appear in Occulum; and “Convenience Store Cigar, Four Times” will appear in my dream journal, Glass. Obviously all of these acceptances have be over the moon so I did what any reasonable writer would do and cried a bit in the tub and then bought an overly expensive brunch (avocado and burrata toast with heirloom tomatoes).

Zoetic Press is now open for submissions for NonBinary Review #16: The Little Prince. I am very very excited for this one. #15: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, will be available 12/1. We’ve also updated our Patreon recently, including a level to receive our chapbook series, Viable.

Meanwhile, Drunk Monkeys has an all-Trump issue out, which includes this knockout poem by Bonnie Rae Walker. We’re closed for poetry and fiction at the moment, but I am hoping that we can catch up and open those categories again soon.

I suggest everyone purchase “The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surving My Mother’s Suicide” by Gayle Brandeis. I just got my copy today and I am excited to dive into it, even though I am in the midst of reading six other books.


I am back to doing my advice column at Five 2 One Magazine, so if you need advice from a friendly mess of a girl, write to me at sincereadvice521@gmail.com.

Let’s see, what else? I picked up a small side gig tutoring, which is cool. It’s nice to be on a campus but also not saddled with the burden that a lot of my teacher friends seem to be facing. I’m just here, living my little life, waiting to push through the holidays.

I think that’s it for now. Later days, buddies!