Remember when I told you that I was about to submit a poetry chapbook manuscript to a contest for the very first time? And remember when I told you that the manuscript had reached quarterfinalist status? Well, this week brought news of the semifinalist round; my chapbook has advanced no further.
But I remain so glad to have entered this contest. It’s what prompted me to assemble an actual chapbook manuscript. After I shared the quarterfinals news, one of my poet friends offered to read the manuscript and made some helpful suggestions. And over the past couple of weeks, I’ve revised the manuscript further. I anticipate submitting it to more contests over the next months. Please stay tuned!