Those of us that write know all about the merry-go-round of the process. Write, submit, pray, rejection, repeat.
I received a rejection letter recently that made me think about the Numbers Game that we are involved in when it comes to submitting our writing. It’s the luck of the draw to some extent. This particular rejection letter stated that they had over 3,000 entries for a slot of 20 pieces to be published. They told me to not be discouraged and to submit to them again. …ok.
But every now and then, once in a Blue Moon, something you write gets accepted and gets published. A miracle.
I am Proud as Punch to let my fellow writers/bloggers know that I was selected to have one of my poems published in the Beautiful print book, Poetry Quarterly, printed by Prolific Press. I received the email letting me know about my acceptance on Monday. That email said in part:
Congratulations on your recent publication in Poetry Quarterly. It’s true! You have made it into our pages, and now it’s time to brag unapologetically because inclusion in PQ is highly selective. In this announcement letter, sent only to poets appearing in this issue, I will include information regarding your publishing perks, as well as how to order paperbacks etc. But first, let me tell you a little about the issue.
The PQ Spring issue is very special. This is a collection readers will return to again and again. The Spring issue is usually smaller, but this year we received nearly double the submissions. We’re absolutely thrilled with this gorgeous book.
Thank you, my WordPress family, for all the encouragement I receive here. You truly are a blessing in my life. Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny