Sunday, March 27, 2011

Accepting and collecting rejections

The PoPP winners from Lake Street have been chosen and notified. Orders are coming in for the magazine will will feature winning poems. I am now working on pre-program evaluations. The IWC PoPP committee has been working hard!! The award ceremony is April 21.

Kolling Elem. Principal Mrs. Hines read my poem What Makes You Special to the entire student body over the loudspeaker a few weeks ago. The school was celebrating diversity all week. I was thrilled that I could be a part of it.

I have been submitting to publishers, magazines, and have also entered several poetry contests. I have been receiving rejections on a regular basis. My fellow writers in the Magic Hour group are very supportive. We are keeping track of all our rejections and keep encouraging each other to submit. We are obviously looking forward to our first acceptance letter.

Fellow local writers from Prairie Writers Group met at Mellow Brew in Dyer Feb. 19th and read some of their work. We also had some musicians perform. It was a nice event.

Submissions for the next edition of From the Edge of the Prairie are due April 1st. I am submitting a few poems and photos, one watercolor.

I have been taking a lot of photos and started painting with oils again. One of my photos is hanging in Tiffany's Tea Room in Crown Point. This is a first for me!