5:45 PM on a Friday and I finally feel I can post this wrap-up, which means I won’t be heading out to the reading and open mike at Green Rice Art Gallery tonight. I hate to miss it, but I still have two short essays to read and I really need some time to decompress from the week (oh yeah and the reading starts at 7!)
I feel like I’m starting to get into the groove of this semesters schedule, finally. Which means I did a lot of grading, teaching, reading, revising and submitting as the week went on. Granted, a lot of it shoved into this afternoon…
- Submitted: 4 sets of poems (one set to a contest), 1 short fiction, 1 essay and 1 set of photos
- Accepted: a set of photos were accepted and I had a poem accepted by a print journal (I had previously been a finalist in their contest!)
- Rejected: 2 sets of poems (one that was really disappointing for an anthology and then the other with comments), 1 essay I pulled as assumed given the amount of time with no response.
Although I feel like I have accomplished a lot in all the various areas of my life, I still feel I’m a bit scattered and drained (a bit) by how long my to do list still is.
I did manage to also squeeze in another guest blog for 32 Poems which feels very appropriate to mention when speaking of sending work out to editors. It is titled A Mini Editorial Rant. I also wanted to share this post by Leslie McGrath over at Best American Poetry blog with an inside look at contest judging (I reviewed Leslie’s terrific contest winning poetry book from Main Street Rag here previously!). And, if you have netflix streaming, the documentary Obsence is available. As you might guess, there are some R rated images and language. It deals with Grove Street Press and the boundaries they pushed with censorship. Very interesting.
I think before I head off of the computer this evening, I am going to go to my idea list to try and type something up. It has been a week since I even hand wrote anything. I especially think it’ll be funny to try and write something, maybe, that I think my students would enjoy. I always sneak in some of my own writing as Anonymous (but if any of you are reading this anonymous isn’t always me!) and this semester’s students are not quite thrilled with my writing. Have I become too literary perhaps? Am I losing my accessible label?
Did any of you guys have anything new to add on submitting your work or on anything you are working on? I’m also still reading Thursday Poem share and commenting, so hoping to finish that this weekend.
But, mostly this weekend I want to relax! Wait, do I know how to do that?