Friday is when I assess how my writing and attempts at publication went for the week. First the publication news.
- Submitted: 2. A set of poems and a copy of my 3rd chapbook.
- Accepted: 4! OK seriously! I’ve never had a number that high I don’t think. I had a poem accepted (with a few edits) for Redheaded Stepchild which is already viewable (posted yesterday). I had a story that will appear later in in Ragazine. Another poem for Southern Women’s Review and a final poem for a future issue of Young American Poets. Whew! All of these journals should be linked in the blogroll lit mag section in the sidebar
- Rejected: 3 all with comments so that was nice. Had one from each genre declined – non-fiction, poetry and fiction.
An essay that I had accepted earlier this month is online. It is called One Way and is about my relationship with my father. I love writing creative non-fiction but it is very draining for me to write in prose so one of my regular readers and the editor at Girls with Insurance really helped the piece along. Thanks for the help ladies!
With so many rejections and acceptances coming in this meant a whole lot of material that is now back in my New folder ready to be revised or reviewed and sent back out so I’m digging through the stacks but I also started several new poems, two short stories and at least one essay. Yep. This is a busy busy week.
Would love to hear from you guys as to what you wrote this week or if you sent anything out to publishers. I’d also like to know if anyone reads any non-fiction in print or online that they could suggest to me as a good places to send my work? I have the hardest time finding places to publish my essays.
Have a great holiday weekend everyone! We are hosting a cookout so I’m in extra clean up mode and wanting to get as much writing and reading done before Sunday because I won’t have any time after!