Sadly, I didn't send to as many people as I would have liked this time around....or read as many books as I could have wanted. I can tell you that next year, I am hopeful and am planning on sending out my works to as many people as I can and hope for the best, as always. I can also tell you that one of my poems was in contention for being 'best in the net.' My poem, "I sometimes think my identity in diaspora," was noticed and nominated by the lovelies at The Wild Word magazine.
Just when I think perhaps I should hang up my writing "thing," the Universe gives me a little glimmer of hope and possibility; a carrot to continue to dangle in front of me. And one day, I hope, whatever the Universe has in store for me and my writing will be worth the wait.
In the meantime, here is the sad sad list of my 2022 submissions, acceptances and rejections. Hoping 2023 is better!
1. Submitted 'pmdd & me chapbook' to Fahmidan Journal
https://www.fahmidan.net/ on 1/1 (rejected)
2. Submitted the poems 'premature birth' and 'in between' to Indigo Literary Journal
https://www.indigoliteraryjournal.com/ on 1/8 (rejected)
3.) Submitted the poem, 'you'll never see me smile again,' to Orotone www.orotone.org/ on 1/8 (rejected)
4.) Submitted the poem, 'you'll never see me smile again,' to
New Delta Review on http://ndrmag.org/ 1/17 (rejected)
5.) Submitted the poem, 'mother, may I?' to Anvil Tongue books https://anviltonguebooks.blogspot.com/ on 1/22 (accepted)
6.) Submitted the poem, 'heritage,' to Ayaskala https://ayaskala.com/ on 1/22 (rejected)
7.) Submitted the poem, thewildword.com/"identity in diaspora" to The Wild Word https://thewildword.com/ on 3/15 (accepted and NOMINATED).
8.) Submitted the poems, 'I remember when' and 'you'll never see me smile," to The Sacred Feminine anthology https://facetspoetry.wixsite.com/thesacredfeminine on 3/15 (accepted).
9.) Submitted "love, lumpia & words," to Atmosphere press https://atmospherepress.com/ on 3/30 (accepted but declined due to finding out it was a vanity press).
10.) Submitted the poems, "and the women cried," "untitled," and "the friends i want to keep," to Muzzle Magazine https://www.muzzlemagazine.com on 6/28 (awaiting).
11.) Submitted 2 poems "and the women cried," and "the friends we keep," to Poetry Marathon Anthology on 7/10 (1/2). - And the women cried accepted.
I use Goodread's rating scale
1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!
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