Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer


I may not be blogging any longer for Poetry Has Value, but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to share my poetry submission stats with you. So here’s the report for February.

  • Venues to Which I Submitted Poetry and Total Poems Submitted: (7) Baltimore Review,  The Christian Century, Image, The Lascaux Review, Meridian (contest) The Maine Review, Okey-Panky
  • Rejections Received: (7) AWP Writer-to-Writer program, Bennington Review, Blue Mesa Review, Ellipsis, Ruminate, The Tower (not accepting poetry), Versal
  • Acceptances: (0)
  • Publications: (2) “Hypothetical Life” and “Ratatouille for One,” published together by The Sunlight Press.
  • Money Spent: $0
  • Money Earned: $50
  • February TOTAL: $50
  • Total Money Spent in 2017: $0
  • Total Money Earned in 2017: $50
  • 2017 TOTAL: $50
  • Total Submissions in 2017: 21 (“packets”)
  • Total Rejections in 2017: 10

Congratulations to My Cousin

Yesterday was the official publication date for a debut picture book written by my cousin Julie Case.

Congratulations to Julie (and to illustrator Lee White).

What I’m Reading

Just started The Refugees, a new short-story collection (by Viet Thanh Nguyen) that you’ve probably already heard about (if you follow literary buzz, at any rate). In this case—at least so far—the early praise seems super-warranted.

3 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Leah Hughes says:

    I really enjoyed THE SYMPATHIZER; thanks for the recommendation on the short story collection!

  2. Leah Hughes says:

    And, congratulations to you and yours!!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

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