Thursday, January 26, 2006

Y'all

A nice letter today from The Southern Review, taking three poems, two of which are available. So that's exciting news. They're one of the journals I've hoped to be published in for some time, especially since they still hold my personal record for fastest rejection: six days. Yes, I got the poems and rejection slip back in less than a week. That has to be some kind of record. But, all is forgiven!

I like their comment on the poems: "These are moving and strange and funny all at once...." Heh. I take great satisfaction in that.

The poems ("Questions for Silence" and "Such as Myself") will appear in the autumn 2006 issue.

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By the way, I should clear one item up: in my Murder, She Wrote dream, Aimee was not Angela Langsbury. No doughty matron of mystery, she!

11 comments:

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! Nice news. Nice magazine. It holds a special place with me because it was one of the first places to take a poem of mine. At the time, I was racking up rejections faster that grey hairs. Haven't sent there since Dave Smith left.

Paul said...

Thanks, C. Dale. Brett Lott, the editor there, is a super nice guy; he took a few of my poems when he was at Crazyhorse. You should send.

Nick said...

Congrats - well done! & Yes I've had the pleasure...of their rejection. Don't remember if it was in six days but it was pretty darn fast.

Paul said...

Thanks, Nick.

Anne said...

Congratulations! (And wow, six days is pretty amazing. I just got a rejection back in 8 days and thought that was awfully speedy, but you've got me beat!)

Peter said...

Congratulations! Great journal.

Amanda Auchter said...

Congrats! I look forward to your new poems.

Artichoke Heart said...

Congratulations, Paul! And I think that moving and strange and funny sounds like a killer combination to me!

David said...

Creative Nonfiction once rejected a now published essay of mine in 3 days, via a form email! Nobody in print emails a rejection.

Nice work on the publication.

Suzanne said...

Yayyyyyy!!!!!!!

Sisyphus Walking said...

Paul,
Congratulations! Good news seems to come in bundles to you! I hope all is well. -Ryan