Dear small band of loyal readers,
I’m pleased to share that my poem, Reset, has placed second in the Light of the Stars poetry contest sponsored by Lone Stars magazine, and appears in the Spring 2019 issue. Printed literary journals are becoming less common. More and more of them publish exclusively online, which is, of course, much less expensive. Lone Stars is a paper poetry journal, published in Texas thrice yearly as an offshoot of another paper journal called Conceit, which publishes monthly. Neither of those has an website, which is why it was an especially nice surprise to receive a check in the mail for my second place win! A modest check, to be sure, but I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been paid for a poem. Publishing poetry is a many splendored thing, but financial gain is not usually recognized among the glories.
A nice boost for a dreary Monday morning!
With gratitude to you for reading,
Yay! Congratulations. This is beautiful news, Melinda! <3
Thank you, Cigdem!