This column celebrates the publication successes of our VoiceCatcher authors. We hope you enjoy their work and find their comments on each publication helpful as you research where to send your own work. As soon as you are published, please let us know by using the format below, so we can include your success and any tips in a future posting. Email your information to editors(at)voicecatcher(dot)org and use the subject line: “I’m published.” (Note: Substitute the symbols “@” and “.” for (words) when you address your email, please.) – The Editors
From Jean Harkin who earned her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University eons ago. Jean now lives in Washington County, Oregon. She is a member of Writers’ Mill group that meets monthly at the Cedar Mill Library, and writes fiction. Her novel Promise Full of Thorns is awaiting publication.
“From Raggedy Ann to the Halls of Creighton: One Writer’s Journey,” Creighton University Magazine, Fall 2014.
My essay was accepted by the Creighton University Magazine the day after I submitted it, but it was 14 months before being published online. In the meantime, the communications director was quite responsive to my many inquiries.
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From Carolyn Martin who is blissfully retired in Clackamas, OR, where she gardens, writes and plays with creative friends:
“To the songbirds who spurned my feeder,” Songs of Eretz Review.
The editor is a well-read, semi-retired M.D. He responded within two days with specific comments on the poems he declined. He offers authors two possibilities for publication: A spot in his daily Review (See link above) or an appearance in his e-zine. He estimates it will take him about three months to decide if a piece he gives a “first pass” to will make it into the latter. He is holding his first contest with a December 31, 2014 deadline. It’s fee-based, but offers a $500 first prize.
“Just So You Know,” Star 82 Review
The editor responded quickly and publishes a simultaneous print-on-demand version of each online issue. The layout of this publication is quite unique.
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From Cristina L. White who writes fiction, nonfiction, memoir and plays:
Her most recent book, Sex and Soul: A Memoir of Salvation, has just been released by Letter Pen Press.
“Doctor Snap,” a story about big-time therapy from a pint-sized gal, was published in Gay Flash Fiction.
This is online only, welcoming flash fiction and poetry which is GLBTQ friendly. Response time was quick (about three weeks), and the editor was direct, easy to work with, friendly.
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Penelope Scambly Schott’s new poetry collection, How I Became an Historian, was published in October 2014 by Cherry Grove Press.
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From Tricia Knoll, a VoiceCatcher journal and website contributor as well as one of our poetry mentors:
Her chapbook Urban Wild was just released by Finishing Line Press.
“The Woman in the Pink Knitted Hat” appeared on the Voices Project in November 2015. Earlier it appeared in Portland’s street tabloid, Street Roots.
Five of Tricia Knoll’s poems appeared in July 2014 on Catch & Release — the literary blog of Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature.
I didn’t have any special relationships with the editors here. My advice is submit, submit, submit, and read past issues to see what a publication is printing.
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