I’m delighted to announce that one of the poems I wrote at Peter Murphy’s annual Poetry and Prose Getaway this past January, “After and Because”, has just today been accepted for the Summer 2013 issue of Persimmon Tree, a very well respected journal of writing by women over 60.
They do not ordinarily accept poetry submissions. However, two times a year they hold contests and publish the winning poems submitted by poets who live in a specific geographical region.
I submitted in response to a call for poets living in ten Northeast states (ME, VT, NH, CT, MA, RI, NY, PA, NJ, DE), so the contest was very competitive. I’m thrilled!! I will be sure to let you know when the issue is up and running.
Just got the news today via good old postal mail that Holy Cow! Press has accepted my poem “Shelling Peas” for their forthcoming anthology The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, to be published in a paperback edition during October 2013. Since it had been some months since I submitted, I was checking my submissions records and wondering about it earlier today—and then the mail came .
You can visit their web site at: http://www.holycowpress.org/
The press does lovely anthologies. In 2009, I was blessed to have work in an earlier anthology of theirs Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude— a collection which I highly recommend for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. I’m so pleased to be included in this new anthology from Holy Cow! Press!
And I want to add that Jama Rattigan at her “Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup” blog was the first to like and feature this poem. You can scroll down to read it again at: