2/09/2010

happy boy

After a long publishing dry spell, the last few days have been a whirlwind. Riddle Fence and Other Voices each picked up two poems, and then, when I thought I was already just about as excited as I could be, I got word from One Cool Word that I was the co-winner (with Catherine McNeil) of the poetry prize in their 1st Writing Contest. In conclusion...


It sort of feels like my own personal National Poetry Month has started early, in that so many awesome things are happening in so short a period of time that it's making me a bit dizzy.

Incredible amounts of thanks to the editors and publishers of the three magazines, especially to Patrick Friesen and Rita Wong for judging the One Cool Word contest - the honour is that much greater when it comes from writers you admire.

5 comments:

daniela elza said...

YAY. This is great, Rob.
Congratulations!

Enjoy and
Do not forget to celebrate.
:-)
daniela
PS Just when I was thinking I am getting tired of getting rejected by the same old places, here there are three places I have never tried.

daniela elza said...

PPS the photo is contagious.

Rob Taylor said...

Thanks, Daniela. Yes, variety is important in your rejections...

Another contagious "happy boy" photo - and bonus points on this one for a Ghanaian photographer.

voxpopulism said...

Congratulations, Rob. Sounds good...

Rob Taylor said...

Thanks, eh! Hope it reads good as well once everything comes out in print...