Sunday, September 12, 2010

Good News with Family

This post was composed nearly two weeks ago and got lost in the shuffle of life.

75º ~ yesterday's stormy skies refused to rain, today's offer the same tantalizing hope with little promise from the weather forecast

Today's good news is thanks to and welcomed with my cousin, Marta Ferguson, whom I wrote about here.  Two weeks ago, Marta emailed to let me know that Spillway, a journal with which I was unfamiliar, was calling for submissions on the theme of family, and they were especially interested in reading poems written by family members.  The deadline was 8/31, so we did a quick exchange of poems to settle on our choices.  Then, Marta put the submission packet together and sent it off to editor, Susan Terris.  Last night we received the good news that we were in!
Click image for link to Spillway
I just need to remark on how cool it is to be appearing with Marta and how awesome she is for corralling the whole thing and urging me on.  I also need to thank her for introducing me to a journal and poet-editor I should already have known about, and one attached to a super cool organization.  Spillway is published by Tebot Bach, a community literacy advocate group in southern California. 

Since learning about all of this, I've read up on the organization and the journal and read several of Terris' poems online.  I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of her work and learning more about Tebot Bach.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Spillway is a big deal here in So. Cal. And how fun to appear with your cousin.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Robert!