Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
As you’ll recall, my year of blogging for Poetry Has Value reached its end a number of months ago. But that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to share my poetry submission stats with you. So here’s the report for the month of July.
Also, if you’re new to these posts, it may be helpful for you to know that I work very hard to submit my work mainly to paying venues that don’t charge fees for journal/website publication. If you’re similarly looking for paying calls and contests that don’t charge submission fees, you’re always welcome to check my monthly newsletter (and with my weekly “Monday Markets” posts on this blog).
On with the July report:
Venues to Which I Submitted Poetry and Total Poems Submitted: (6) Frontier Poetry (5 poems), Opossum (1 poem), Rivet (5 poems), Ruminate (3 poems), Third Point Press (2 poems for “Skin” issue), Virginia Quarterly Review (4 poems)
Rejections Received: (4) The Cresset, Image, Mortar magazine, The Sun
Money Spent: $0
Money Earned: $0
July TOTAL: $0
Total Money Spent in 2017: $0
Total Money Earned in 2017: $260
2017 TOTAL: $260
Total Submissions in 2017: 61 “packets”
Total Rejections in 2017: 48
My First Hebrew “Essay”
On Monday, my month-long intensive Hebrew class ended. As part of the concluding session, we were each asked to give a short presentation on the topic of “My Family.” Thus, the title and byline of my brief write-up:
I’m planning to write about the experience of taking this class, too. (That, I hope, will be another essay.) Stay tuned!
August Issue of The Practicing Writer
And, in case you missed it: The August issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers earlier this week. You can also find it online until August 31, when the September issue will post.