So I guess I forgot to mention that I’m getting a poem published, sort of. In December, I submitted a poem to my university’s anthology and got accepted.
It didn’t come as much of a surprise, I suppose, when I got the congratulatory email from my student editor saying that I’d been accepted; the poem in question was originally written for a class I was taking during that term, where it was very well received by the students and my professor. So, I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to submit it.
Obviously, this wasn’t the first publication that I wanted, but I’m still happy to have been accepted, regardless. It’s been pretty motivational and has helped nudge me out of the writing slump I’ve been in– that is, just lacking the motivation to do much of anything, including writing. But, I’m back on track, now, and I do attribute some of that to this poem’s success.
The poem is to be published in UBCO’s Papershell anthology, filled with other student writers, in April 2018. I’ll be receiving a contributors copy at the launch event, but beyond that, I don’t know anything about purchasing physical copies of the book, or if there will be a version available online. So for those of you who may be interested in getting your hands on a copy, I’ll post more information about buying one when I learn more.
If there are enough people interested in getting one, I could contact the editor before the event and figure that out for you guys– just leave a comment here to let me know.
Well, I’m excited. I’ll post an update about this after the launch party, at the very least.