Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: Subscriber Success Story

ourplaceI can’t overemphasize how much I love hearing good news from newsletter and blog subscribers, especially when that good news stems in some small way from a piece of information that I’ve passed along. So I’m grateful to Atar Hadari for making my Monday this week with the following message:

Dear Erika,

Just a note to thank you for drawing my attention to Wordrunner echapbooks. Their Spring chapbook is my novella “Our Place”, three stories about how a man loses pieces of his life on a religious kibbutz in Israel. They’ve been a joy to work with, and even paid money.

This is the link, in case you’re not on their mailing list.

All best,

Atar Hadari

Truly, it’s messages like this one that make all of the time and effort I put into the newsletter and blog so worthwhile. (It’s a bonus when I can go right ahead and read the work that has been recognized, and, as in the case of Hadari’s fiction, find it to be fresh, provocative, and moving.)

By the way, Wordrunner’s current submission period runs until May 31, and it’s open to poets.