Thursday, August 7, 2008

Good News from Gentle Strength Quarterly

Happy news! I just got an e-mail from Leilani Squire, editor of Gentle Strength Quarterly saying that they'd like to pick up a few of my pieces, and are trying to determine which issue they'll appear in. Yippee! I'm excited about this placement, particularly because I sent them three pieces I like a lot: "A Visit with my Mother after the Divorce," "Recovery," and "The Labor of Birthing and Burying my Sorrow." They're all really personal pieces written after I had major surgery and during my parents' breakup. I also worked very hard on these revisions during my first MFA semester while I was working with Jeanie Thompson, who helped me grow tremendously. Because of all the work Jeanie put into these with suggesting revisions, as well as the work I put into them, I'm thrilled about this set getting into print.

Happiness. Every day should end this well. I'll post again on this as soon as I know for sure what will appear where. Until then, come. Share in some Happy Dance!


Jeanie Thompson said...

Colleen, I just received a Google alert and there I am on your blog! It all looks great and I'm so proud of you!
Your fan,

Colleen said...

Hey, Jeanie! I've been meaning to email, and promise to do so this weekend. Youve also inspired me to start my own Google reader, that's a really good idea. Thanks for stopping by! I hope all is well...