Well, this is exciting and a bit embarrassing. Free Verse Revolution accepted one of my poems — 3 months ago — and didn’t even know it! (And, of course, it’s all my fault.) They graciously published The Turmoil of Diaspora back in mid-May! And I literally just found out about it! How did this happen? Well, see, I’ve followed so many blogs my email inbox was hit by a blog-notification tsunami. I only spotted this email when I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to tackle the 5,000+ emails camped out in my email box. (And this isn’t even my only email account).
And here was me thinking I’d been rejected. Boy is my face red. So, I guess this is technically my first published poem and Diminuendo gets bumped to second (though technically, it was the first I knew about).
Anyway, thank you to Kristiana over at Free Verse Revolution for publishing The Turmoil of Diaspora. I really am excited and not an ungrateful wretch even though my nearly 3-month delayed response might indicate otherwise.
Please go read The Turmoil of Diaspora on Free Verse Revolution and be sure to check out the site and discover some of the other talented writers featured there.
P.S. So, to prevent this happening in the future, I’ve already made it so I receive most blog notification in my WordPress Reader now instead of email. I’m also going to start using this particular email for writing and blogging related emails only. I already have a spam email (to direct marketing shit to) and a primary email and a bill email. I know I can have gmail set up labels, but this way, I get things truly compartmentalized.