Monday, December 06, 2004

Band candy

All this rain! Dark and chilly outside, and I'm in slow motion. Almost no motion. So much to grade this week, and all by Friday, as I promised. It's doable, but not fun. Sixty something papers/projects to process. Yikes. Wish me luck, keep me in your thoughts, send me prescription pain pills.

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I got my letter for the Brittingham Prize, regarding my manuscript. A "strong semi-finalist" again, which is good news, though it's about the tenth time this manuscript has placed, finalist or semi-, in a contest, so it's hard to muster excitement. I feel really bad about that. I should be more grateful, and in truth I am, but it's hard not to feel a little impatient. I shouldn't, though; I realize that. Something to work on.

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Continuing to work on the memoir, bit by bit. I'll post more when I have it. Thanks to everyone that enjoys it.

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Which journals annoy you the most? Why? Tell me, please.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any journal annoys me if they don't take sim. subs.

Suzanne said...

The journals that annoy me don't take sim subs *and* take over six months to respond!

Hey, congrats on the strong status of your book--in your case it really is just a matter of time.

Sisyphus Walking said...

The Atlanta Review has got to be the most annoying to me. The reason being that they always leave flattering remarks on my poems, but they never accept them. What the hell? Tell me something WRONG with the poems if you don't take them! Sorry, did that seem bitter?
Oh, and the new poem is lovely Paul.
Best, Ryan

Paul said...

I've submitted there a couple times and recall some kind of annoyance.

early hours of sky said...

Paul, Carolyn Forche once told me that one of her best friends made the final cut for ten years before she won. I think she was trying to prepare me for a wait:)
Close is wonderful but I am sure frustrating, the time will come. T