No words are more exciting than these: my poem has been published. My goal for the year was to publish something by the end of the year. Lo and behold, I have done it:
“A Science Fiction Poem about Star-Crossed Lovers,” a poem, published by Z Publishing House in their collection Alabama’s Best Emerging Poets 2019: An Anthology (August 29, 2019).
If you’re interested in checking it out, click the link above. Of course, you don’t have to, but you don’t need me to tell you that. If not for me, I do encourage everyone to take a peak at Z Publishing House. It is one of the few publications that I can actually make money with them, which is a great privilege and an honor. So, if you do end up making a purchase via my link above, you won’t only be supporting the publisher, but me, as well.
If you are interested in any of my other publications, please check out my publications page.
The lesson to be learned
I’ve submitted many poems and short stories this year. Some have been rejected and some I am still waiting to hear back on. As a new year begins and drags on, it can be hard to maintain the same level of motivation from the beginning when you’ve received very few results.
This is a reminder to persevere. Getting published takes time. Unfortunately, it takes more time than we might like. Don’t be afraid of the wait. Keep writing. Keep submitting. I published a poem, but you can publish much more. You just need to keep trying and be patient.
Thank you so much, as always, for your support.
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