A couple months ago, I was asked to be part of a jury for parent-artist applicants to Elsewhere Studios, the artistic residency my family and I attended last summer. The applications arrived earlier this month, and I have been having a great time reading them. Because my specialty is writing, I have received ten applications…Continue reading Jury duty, the fun kind
First rejection of the year
Celebrate rejection, right? It means we’re trying. via GIPHY TRYING, not crying. No, really, it was actually a positive rejection (writer friends, you know what I mean). The magazine had rejected one of my two poems right away, but the other one they held onto…for 6 months. As a poetry editor, I know that sometimes…Continue reading First rejection of the year
Sixfold contest results are in!
The results are in! I participated in one of Sixfold’s reader-voted writing contests, and I found it a fascinating experience. Unlike most contests, each entry is judged by other entrants in three rounds of voting. After I submitted my batch of poems, I received an email telling me when voting began. Then I was able…Continue reading Sixfold contest results are in!
One step forward…
…and a couple backwards. The thing about rejection is that sometimes they’re right. Which doesn’t make it suck any less. via GIPHY I recently submitted a manuscript I was really proud of to a writing professional I respect. Her response was quick, brief, and a little painful to hear. I rearranged deck chairs on my…Continue reading One step forward…
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