Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Acceptance!!...and all of the rejections surrounding it...

Here's an update: Sugar House Review took my poem, "Horizons." This is significant because it's the first in my series of "daddy issues" poems to get published. Also, it's a print publication, so that's +1 for my NEA goal thing in the sidebar. I tried really hard to avoid being sentimental, so this acceptance gave me the confidence to keep going with the heart stuff in my poems which I'm always unsure about. I'm just never quite sure how much of the poem relies on the interesting nature of trauma and how much is whatever makes a poem good lol. My brain isn't interested in self-doubt right now apparently, because I can't whine as coherently as I'd like to in this paragraph about acceptance. So I'll move on.

Recent rejections from: Everywhere else. lol No, not really, but I did still have the opportunity to withdraw it from 3 places.

More specifically, rejections in from: Gulf Coast, MisFit, The Meadowland Review, Linebreak, Indiana Review, Caketrain, Boxcar Poetry Review, Diagram.

I still have poems out there in the slush piles. So we'll see!

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congrats! Right now I'm just getting rejections. . .

Jazzy said...

"Horizons" is so good! I'm happy to see that it's going to be published. Congratulations!

Tory said...

Congrats JT. BOXCAR and Linebreak said no to me too this go around but I still have stuff at Indiana Review, Agni, New York Quarterly and Crazyhorse. Go slush pile go!

bethany said...

huge congrats!!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

That's amazing news.

I checked out MisFit, the website...I thought it was shut down.

Jessie Carty said...

congrats! I haven't had a poem accepted in a while only non fiction pieces :) I shouldn't complain but now that I'm publishing more prose I have that nea thought in the back of my mind with my prose since all of my prose pubs are in online journals. Think I need to get writers market this year :)

January said...

Congrats! Keep at it, and keep aiming high.

TravisGM said...

Good job :) Getting published is tough. Im on a similar path.