Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three Poems in a New Anthology

I haven’t yet received my copy of the book*, but I have three poems in this exciting new anthology, Theories of HER, which was published yesterday. Edited by Candace Habte, the book is described as a “timely collection of poetry, essay, literature and art, to pull back the curtain on what it truly means to be a woman- beyond stereotypes and labels.” (And when I last checked, you could find one of my poems, “Vocabulary Lesson, 1977,” included in the free sample that’s offered, so that’s also pretty exciting. For me, at least!)

I should add that Candace has been an absolute pleasure to work with. (It doesn’t hurt that she heaped praise on the “Vocabulary Lesson” poem right from the start!)

*Update on Wednesday morning: just received my free e-book! And the book is free for the next couple of days via Amazon Kindle, too. (more…)

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Good News!

Last week brought some unexpected good news: an acceptance for one of my poems!

The “unexpected” piece of this has a couple of factors. First, the accepted poem is fairly new. (In other words, it hadn’t already been rejected elsewhere at least a dozen times!) So to the extent that work is ever “snapped up,” this comes pretty close to that situation.

Moreover, I’ve tried this journal—The Hollins Critic—before; this is my first success there, and I didn’t necessarily anticipate it.

I’m not sure exactly when the poem will be published, but I’m told that publication will be within the next year. I will definitely keep you posted! (more…)