Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
Careful What You Wish For!
If you read my latest Poetry Has Value update, you saw me (semi-) whining about seemingly slow response times. Well, within the past few days I’ve received three responses on poetry submissions: all rejections.
(Much) Better News for Fig Tree Books Authors
Fortunately, things are looking much brighter over at my day job with Fig Tree Books. First, Jessamyn Hope’s Safekeeping received an awesome shoutout on the NYPL’s “The Librarian Is In” podcast (if you’re in a hurry, go straight to the 6:50 mark).
And then, Ben Nadler’s The Sea Beach Line was named a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist.
As I say, things are looking bright over at FTB. (I also happen to be working on the next FTB newsletter; why not sign up, if you haven’t yet done so?
Over the weekend, I wrote a new “writing-about-writing” article and sent it (on spec) to a venue that I think would be an ideal home. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!