Every Once in a Blue Moon


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. 

Please do check out Poetry Quarterly’s and Prolific Press’s websites.  Prolific Press publishes under a number of different titles and genres.

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

 

From Writer to Author


I’m in print!  For the first time ever!  Z Publishing has published several anthologies on poetry and one of my poems was chosen to be included!  I submitted 3 poems and they chose one.  Just one poem per author.

If you would like to see the book and all of the amazing, talented poets included, you can find the book on Amazon HERE:

I’ve been published online several times and I am ever so grateful for those opportunities!  But this is the first time that I can actually hold something in my hand and say “I did this”!  It feels amazing.

Thank you all that have been here for me on my journey thus far.  I thrive not only because of my love of the written word but because of the continued encouragement and support I find here on WordPress.  ❤

 

“Patched” Published!


I submitted my poem “Patched” to Spill Words Press and they graciously published it!  I was blown away, because I MISSED the notice they sent me.  This was published on March 7th!  If you would like to see that publication, you can view it HERE.

Thanks! Penny

Introvert, Dear


It’s live!  My submission to the website, Introvert, Dear is up!

You can see the post here.

I feel that this is really my First Published piece.  I had something posted on Counseling Directory.org, but that was simply just relating a personal experience.

This let me exercise my writing muscle.  Please take a moment and check it out and while you’re there, browse the website.  It’s a terrific site.

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks!  Penny