29 February 2008
opened my Writer's Market account. some say it might be a waste of cash, but I don't go to movies--so I have some extra cash for this. getting serious here...
querying zyzzyva this weekend with a short story.
my friend CP got a rejection from McSweeney's--which is cool because it was quick, personal, and promising. way to go CP. check out his blog.
also, I started a parallel site: successes of a writer.
that's all for today.
28 February 2008
in that readings section, harper's published already published work.
you send your manuscript to harper's (readings@harpers[dot]org), you tell them which rights you are selling, and you tell them where it's already been published.
just so happens, i have several manuscripts already published at worldview and perigee
so i sent them in. can't hurt, eh? and it might add to my rejection list.
unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions they receive, i won't find out formally if my work was rejected.
the silence will have to do.
27 February 2008
Truthful Education and Sustainable Solutions:How We Can Combat Human Trafficking - an essay on my experience combating human traffic in Ukraine. this will be submitted to a MIIS wide Rev. William Coffin essay contest. There's a cash prize involved (some of which, if i'm lucky enough to win, i'll be routing to Ukraine into several different projects that seek to stem human trafficking via education.
grief, distracted - a horrible (for now) short story being submitted eventually to hazelst for their "steal from the best" contest. thanks to Casey P. for his honest comments. we'll see what i can do with his wise words.
'daycare' - working on for perigee's annual fiction contest. i took 1st and, before that, 2nd a few years ago. we'll see if i can three-peat.
that's all for now. i'm working on it.
26 February 2008
25 February 2008
i am not discouraged; i am invigorated.
fourteen hours after receiving this letter, i submitted a new query to another agent.
never give up; never surrender.