Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. A beautiful surprise in this week’s mail: a contributor copy of this journal.

Cover of Negative Capability's "Mise en place" issue.

The poem of mine in this issue, “Out to Lunch,” was accepted a long time (years) ago, when I sent it in response to a call for submissions for a food-themed issue. I had, frankly, given up on seeing it published before it appeared in my own collection (which it does). So it’s very nice to have received this journal issue at last, and I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with it.

2. The more things change, the more they really do stay the same. A couple more rejections for a story this week, followed by another submission of that same story. What can I say? I have faith in it!

3. And if we’re in the latter half of the month, I’m definitely starting work on the next (March) newsletter. Stay tuned! 🙂

cover of a recently received contributor copy

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Paul Lamb says:

    Keeping faith in stories we think are worthy is one of the hardest and one of the most important things we can do as creatives!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      It definitely helps to be a very stubborn Taurus! 🙂

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