Some odd news. I had entered a literary contest the first of this month where the online publication, NoiseMedium, said they would give their favorite submission $500 to publish and then publish the next 100 favorite submissions out of the ones they received for this contest. So I found out today that I did not win the $500, but I am in the top 100 submissions so I will be published. Go figure. (I wonder how many total submissions there were?) It’s an online-only journal, so I won’t get a print copy, but the story will be archived on site for future reference. It’s just as well that this particular story went to them–it’s almost a novella at 73 pages and would have had a hard time finding a traditional publisher. It’s called “Looking For Home” and will appear on www.noisemedium.com. on April 22, 2016. I look forward to seeing it. (Wonder if they edited it down any? We’ll see.)
Today was a really, really good day even before this news. I’ve been awake all day with no sleepiness and finally completed my closet reorganization. I’m saving my new clothes for a trip we’re taking for dance to Birmingham in a few weeks. DId some cleaning up with other areas of the house and had a video conference about my work in my class at noon today. I got a lot of really good suggestions to improve my essay. And I handled it fine, took the comments in stride, etc. SO hopefully the revision will work well and I can turn this one in as my final exam.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. Thanks for continuing to read and stopping by!