Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Well I just told my love that if I didn’t start getting some good poetry news soon I was going to become a plumber. It feels good to threaten the universe every once in awhile just so you know someone is listening.

It started out yesterday with a letter from one of the universities wanting permission to use some of my poems in a class, wanting information on where to buy the book thus causing me once again to feel like the aimless ass writer who has yet to get her book out. Btw, the manuscript has now been promoted to sitting next to me in the passenger seat of my car so I can have brilliant thoughts between stoplights.

And low and behold an acceptance letter from the Massachusetts Review and not a “we love this poem but we are not going to take it” hand written note letter, but an honest to god T.E. Ballard you are in this beautiful journal letter. I was ready to hire a marching band. Of course then I realized it might be another six months….

14 comments:

The Everglades said...

Congratulations on your acceptance letter. That is something every writer dreams about. Somehow those rejections always turn into acceptances when you keep writing. We share similar dreams, and even as an anonymous blip on the blogging radar, I can appreciate your recent success, applauding with jealous hands.

All the best,

Blake

Suzanne said...

Yay, T!!!!!!!!

jenni said...

congrats! and also on the speeding ticket--i gotta go for mine tomorrow. something tells me i wont be getting off as easily...

Wendy Wisner said...

Awesome!

Anne said...

Hooray for acceptance letters!

steve mueske said...

Cool! Maybe we'll get lucky and be in the same issue.

Steve

early hours of sky said...

Thanks everyone. May this be a trend. Amen, Shalom and whatever blessings I can throw on top of my head.

Steve you deserve credit b/c your post is what made me submit. Anyway, if were are in the same issue we are so having a Steve and Teresa party. It involves beer and little girls running around the back yard.

C. Dale said...

Congrats on the acceptance! And on the ticket! I never get out of tickets. Never. I am glad to know someone does.

gina said...

Congratulations! A lovely magazine indeed. --Oh, and THANK YOU for that ocean and beach and little girls. I might post it on my own blog, just so I can look at it all day.

Gina

LKD said...

Congratulations!

That's what I most admire about you: You keep at it.

Tenacity. I admire your tenacity.

Heck, I guess what I really admire about you is that you know what you want and you'll keep doing whatever it takes until you get it.

Gimme some of that fire, will ya?

Now, ncork some merlot and celebrate!

LKD said...

Um, that was uncork.

32poems said...

Excellent news! Congratulations!

Ana Bozicevic-Bowling said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved.

early hours of sky said...

Thank you all again, CD was right about the blog world being some a tight nit group. I do feel blest and lucky.

And Deborah it is nice to see you here. I lurk on your board all the time.