Last summer I faced my fear of writing and reading my poems in a vacuum. I took a poetry class at the Writer’s Studio and slowly found my voice. It’s in that class that I wrote and worked on Catamarans.It reflects one of the happiest moments of my life – the celebration of my 5th wedding anniversary in the Dominican Republic in 2007. GOOD TIMES! When I received an email from Newtown Literary about accepting submissions for the launch of their inaugural issue, I figured I just have to do it. Just to do it. No hopes. My goal was to face the fear of sending the poem to the magazine. So I uploaded it, fretted for a bit, then hit send and ran away from the computer.
Then I totally forgot about it until I received my acceptance 3 months later.
It’s funny but I had the same fear when I wrote my first blog entry almost a year ago. The same thing happened as with the poem. And I have come to love writing this blog. If anything, I think it has allowed me to tap into me.
The issue debuts in the late Fall. As with any artistic endeavor, Newtown Literary is accepting contributions. Their campaign is called Sponsor-a-Contributor (that’s me!). This will help in covering the printing costs of the journal and developing operational funds as we continue on to the Spring 2013 issue.
Please Check it out: http://fundly.com/ercjdqff.