Monday, August 17, 2009

Good news in this dry spell - I've had three poems accepted by Edinburgh Review...and they pay!!! My first paid acceptance, I'm very excited!

Six weeks until the baby's here and I've started reading poetry again after literally going off it over the last few months. Started a poem last night about slugs of all things, scrapped most of what I wrote but there's the odd line worth keeping that I'm sure will spur me into more writing - it's good just to be writing again, even if it is mostly mince, feeling rather rusty but you have to start somewhere!

20 comments:

An Honest Man said...

Mince is the basic ingredient for many exotic dishes!!

An Honest Man said...

Meant to say congrats as well.

sheetal said...

well done Marion, (I wonder if Sorley's fascination with slugs inspired you? :) ). Good work!

Rachel Fox said...

Brilliant, brilliant.
x

Sorlil said...

aye, none more exotic than mince and tatties lol. thanks honest man!

hi sheetal, thankyou. no, more to do with the invasion of slugs coming in our back door (but I've solved the problem)!

hi rachel, thankyou, it's really made my day :)

shug said...

That is Excellent

Titus said...

Well done you, that's great news. And what a great incentive to unrust (derust?).

swiss said...

splendid news. well done. which poems?

Sorlil said...

thanks guys :)
hi swiss - Black Tulips, Ultrasound and Sargassum Lullaby, he also said he'd take more if he's got space!

Jim Murdoch said...

Well that's well timed. You'll be looking for a wee bit extra in about, well, six weeks.

Sorlil said...

they accepted the poems for their dec/jan issue so it's well timed for Christmas!

Roxana said...

i am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!

Sorlil said...

thankyou, roxana :)

Dominic Rivron said...

Congrats! They pay, eh? "Edinburgh Review". I'll just go and write that down... :)

LZ Blogger said...

Very exciting news on both fronts! ~ jb///

Sorlil said...

hi dominic, thankyou! yes,there's not many places that pay is there?!

thankyou jb! :)

Colin Will said...

Excellent Sorlil, and you've got poems in the new Poetry Scotland too! It's all go.

Sorlil said...

thanks colin, yes I'm very pleased to see my poems in PS, and yours too!

Ross Wilson said...

Congratulations! I'll look forward to reading them.

'poetry cheque': sounds like an oxymoron, eh? Or maybe it just sounds good. Enjoy!

Sorlil said...

thanks ross, I submitted to them after talking to you about it at StAnza! yes, money for poetry, imagine that!! and a year's free subscription - it's a pretty good deal isn't it?!