Thursday, January 14, 2010

Two strikes and a home run!

Ah! the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat...I'm sure I should be quoting some television show here.

This morning I saw a contest seeking short gardening essays. I penned a 250 word humorous true story this morning at 5:00 a.m. and sent it out. I received an immediate response. The editor really liked it, and then told me I had submitted to a members-only contest. (Always read the fine print. In this case it was glaring, duh!)

I was invited to join their guild or enter one of their open contests. So now, I ask myself, do I fork over thirty bucks to join another writer's association (GCWA)or submit to the open contest?

This afternoon I received a rejection from a literary magazine. Eh! It happens.

AND this evening I received an invitation to read my winning entry in San Francisco, California in March. Unfortunately, I'll be wiping snotty noses and teaching ABC's. I won HONORABLE MENTION in the National League of American Pen Women (Nob Hill Branch)contest, memoir category for my story, CLICK!

You can't win if you don't submit; if you don't win, still submit!

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations! You wear me out. Just what is your system for sending things out?

T'Mara Goodsell said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the inspiring message!

K9friend said...

Congrats! A trip to San Francisco certainly sound like fun!