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Old 06-09-2002, 10:42 PM
Fred Longworth Fred Longworth is offline
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"Another Stupid Moon Poem" was just accepted to the hardcopy zine Limestone Circle; but enormously more exciting was the acceptance (the day before) of "How to Divide the Cat" by the hardcopy zine California Quarterly -- the official publication of the California State Poetry Society.

I had sent the cat poem to Spillway, Poetic Voices, Chelsea, and others -- to no avail. I had entered it in numerous contests, including the L.A. Poetry Awards, The San Diego Writers Cooperative 2nd Annual Contest, and the Mudfish contest, which it came within a hairsbreadth of winning according to a note slipped into my "winners" SASE. I kept sending it out: at last count FOURTEEN times.

The poor cat was beginning to look as dessicated as a mummy. Then, the CSPS acceptance!

So....................if you have a poem that you know is one of the best items you've ever writen, and you've spindled a few rejection slips in its name, don't give up. Keep burning those postage stamps, and licking the midnight oil.


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Old 06-09-2002, 10:50 PM
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How marvelous! Especially now that stamps are going up in price again!

Congrats on the publications.

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Old 06-10-2002, 06:19 AM
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Congratulations, and thanks so much for the encouraging words!

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Old 06-10-2002, 04:12 PM
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So good to hear. Congrats to you!

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Old 06-10-2002, 04:26 PM
Nigel Holt Nigel Holt is offline
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With a wit like yours, you were never going to stay in the knife-drawer very long.

Congrats and best wishes,

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Old 06-11-2002, 05:28 AM
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What an encouragement! Thanks for letting us know, Fred, and congratulations.


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Old 06-11-2002, 12:59 PM
Fantasia Fantasia is offline
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Dear Fred ~

Wonderful news!! Love that title - "Another Stupid Moon Poem" -going to look for it now. Again, congratulations and

The very best to you ~


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