I've been very busy: projects, clear-outs, work, events... even sending stuff out (stories, poems, madey-up stuff) and getting it sent back mostly.
In fact, can any of you writerly-types out there top this:
4 rejections in one 24hr period!
That's so bad it's good!
Having expertly perfected the art of rejection, you may except some introspection. But am I dejected? No!
Because in the midst of rejection there is acceptance:
Acceptance that some fall on stony ground... but also REAL acceptances:
- My poem Excavation was accepted by Shot Glass Review.
- Another poem was accepted by Shit Creek Review - to be published later this year.
- Another won 2nd prize in Northampton Open Poetry Competition's rhyming category - again I'll put a link up when it's online.
Flash Mob launch
I'm also very proud to have been chosen for one of Lancaster Litfest's prestigious publications - Flash Mob (Flax026) - click on that link and scroll down to listen to me reading my story Brother - Killed by Radiator, and the other fine stories too, or you can read it HERE.
The collection (pictured above) is being launched this Saturday, 11th June at The Storey, Lancaster from 3pm - it's a free event and you're all welcome to come along for readings, wine and nibbles if you are anywhere near Lancaster. You'll be able to download it from the link above once its launched.
p.s. If you want to avoid rejection and losing, here are a few useful hints and tips from Who the fudge is Benjamin Judge