Friday, November 14, 2008

The St. Andrews University run poetry magazine, The Red Wheelbarrow, have accepted my poem 'Becoming Spring' for publication!!
This is my longest outstanding poetry submission (seven months) so it's a relief to get a reply at all but wonderful to have a poem accepted!
It's a great wee magazine, produced biannually, each issue is thick with poems by a good mix of well known and unknown names plus interviews, reviews and poetry-related essays so you really feel you're getting your money's worth out of it.
Off to celebrate by taking the dog and pram for a walk in the rain along the promenade to a nice wee coffeeshop where I shall pick up a large takeaway coffee mocha!

18 comments:

shug said...

congratulations. Nothink like seeing yersel in print. Are you sending the last poem you posted anywhere? I thought it particularly good.

Sorlil said...

thanks shug! yep, emailed it off today but I daren't say where in case I jinx it, lol!

Frances said...

Richly deserved Sorlil. I await the first chapbook.

Sorlil said...

thanks frances, that's very nice of you to say so!

Dick said...

Congrats, Sorlil. Keep them coming!

Sorlil said...

thanks, dick!

Dave King said...

Congratulations.It really couldn't happen to a more deserving person. I hope your double excamation mark doesn't indicate that you are surprised. You are entitled to be delighted, but not surprised. Seriously, though, I am delighted for you.

Sorlil said...

thanks dave! being fairly new to all this publishing malarky I am surprised when someone publishes my poems, in this case I'd just about given up hearing anything at all.

James Owens said...

Congratulations!

Sorlil said...

thankyou!

Rachel Fox said...

I've bought that one before - it's a good magazine. Well done.
x

swiss said...

nice one! seven months is crap tho. even for students!

Sorlil said...

thanks rachel, yes I'm really pleased about it.

thanks swiss, seven months is a bit of a killer innit!

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Sorlil said...

well I had a look at your blog and you're right - it's crap, lol

the broken down barman said...

you know how to nurse the fragile ego my dear. you have the magic touch

Dave King said...

Me again!
Some days (weeks?) ago I was tagged from that very delightful blog AcornMoon to provide seven facts about myself (unusual ones if possible, I think it said - absolutely impossible, of course!). Having done which, I was then to tag seven others to do likewise, and finally to leave a message with each to let them know they had been tagged.

The first part of the challenge will be discharged on my blog with a post scheduled for tomorrow.
You willhave guessed by now that you are one of my choices for Part 2. Please regard it as a suggestion only - I would not like anyone to feel compelled in any way to pick it up, but if you feel able and willing, please go to my blog any time from tomorrow (Thursday) onwards for the full details, post your seven revelations abut yourself on your own blog, then choose another seven blogs and pass the challenge on. Good luck!

Sorlil said...

Hi dave, will check you out tomorrow then!