Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Am I Publishable?

Devotees (both of you) may recall that in March of last year, I set a goal of being published within a year. All of you probably know that come March of this year, I had still not been published. Well, you win some and you lose some.

And some, you just have to wait a month or so for.

A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from David Taylor, Faculty Advisor to Currents Literary Magazine at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, informing me that my submission had been selected for publication in the magazine. Which was all well and good, but that was a year ago that I submitted to that thing. Wow. And going back and reading it, I have to admit, my writing has matured. Like, vastly. Not that what got published is terrible, in fact I've been told it's rather good (except one person who shall remain nameless thinks that it ends all weak and wistful and is therefore self-contradictory and ultimately utter crap...I may be putting words in this person's mouth, though), but what I write now seems to reflect a change, a more grown up feeling inside that comes out on paper.

So, yes, it has been almost a month since I got published, you would think that I would have jumped right on that and told everybody, but, to be perfectly honest, I've just been so freaking busy and stressed that it almost completely slipped my mind. Plus, now I kept everybody in suspense. Somehow.

For reference, I have been published in the Currents Literary Magazine of the St. Louis Community College, Meramec Branch. It is Volume 41 (so close), and the story I wrote is titled "How to Write a Three Day Novel." It's on page 33. You can pick it up on any of the tables randomly placed throughout the Communications North building on the campus, or I can get one for you if you so choose. Supplies are not unlimited, but close. I only have two left at the moment, both of which are spoken for by a Bostonite and a friend in Middle Earth (New Zealand). But I will be getting more by the middle of next week.

Question of the day:
If there's a New Zealand, then somewhere there is a Zealand. Where is it?

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Becca said...

Where is Zealand? That is an excellent question which I have not considered. I'll try and do some research for you to find out...

Oh, and in reference to your question, I think you already know the answer to that one.

Molly said...

Zealand is the largest island of Denmark. I know, you were hoping there wasn't a really a Zealand so you could laugh at New Zealand. Sorry to disappoint, but I am, after all, your mother. It's what we're for.