Posted by: nebula61 | April 26, 2017

Looking back at 2016 — the year of the anthology

It was the year of the anthology for me, as four anthologies have accepted my poems, three of which will be published in 2017.  Also, it will be a first for my work to be included in an art exhibit!  

2016: Year in Review

Publications: 14

The Quarterday Review print and online (Maid Marian’s Many Silences ghazal)

The Ghazal Page online (3 ghazals, From Dante to Beatrice, From Beatrice to Dante and Rilke Returns to Ronda)

The Copperfield Review online (3 poems, Maid Joan’s Gethesemane, Genesis, 1880, and the Lost Colony)

The Australia Times Poetry Magazine online (4 poems, The Last Thing I’ll Lose, Inspiration, Bahia Honda Beach Conch and Mother Re-gifts)

Stonecoast Literary Review (1 poem, Monody for a Leading Man)

Anthologies/Collections: 2

Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation (2 poems, Her Last Cotillion, Richard the Lionheart’s Mummified Heart Examined)

Total 14 publications

Acceptances

Spark: A Creative Anthology (2 poems not published yet.)

Street Voice journal (3 poems, not published yet, Poem for My Father, In the Shadow of the Miami Metrorail Overpass, Departures)

Fiolet & Wing Domestic Fabulist anthology) (1 poem, A Modern Day Amazon visits the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility (with Ellen Bass!)   (1 poem, Reunion)

Shabda Press’s Nuclear Impact Anthology: Broken Atoms in Our Hands (1 poem)

 

Arte Latino Now 2017 exhibit in January 2017 (1 poem, Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan)

Whale Road Review (1 poem, The Astronomer’s New Eyes, for their June issue)

Total acceptances and publications: 24

Interviews:

FEM website interview

Queens Center for Latino Studies interview—Meet the Writers—published online on their tumblr page.

Reviews:

Literary Arts Review of Shining from a Different Firmament

Svetlana’s Reads and Reviews blog: review of Shining from a Different Firmament

Nomination/Honors:

“Calle de Cristo, Old San Juan” chosen for the Arte Latino Now 2017 exhibit at Queens University in a nationwide competition!

Words Dance—actually last year, my poem Late Night Shift was a finalist in their nomination list for Best of the Net and I didn’t realize it until recently!
Workshops/Classes:


Key West Literary Seminar Writing Workshop with Campbell McGrath  —  this workshop yielded three new poems, two of which have already been published and one, “Calle del Cristo” which was chosen for the aforementioned Arte Latino Now exhibit!
Speculative Fiction writing class (online) with best-selling, award-winning science fiction author C.S. (Celia) Friedman!  This class yielded my first completely edited short story–about a robot!  I also began a story about Death as a character.  It generated many ideas for future stories and I also had several magic world-building ideas that Celia said were original and promising for novel-length works.  I don’t intend to write novels, but maybe I could manage a novella or novelette!  I also met a great group of writers who are willing to read and critique my work.

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