I was very pleased today to get my contributor copies of the new issue of The Antigonish Review (Number 157, Spring 2009). My piece, “Blue Lake”, is one I read at this year’s Writing in the Works event and as I told the audience that night, has had kind of a crazy history. First sent it out into the big world in July of 2004. After seven rejections it shortlisted in PRISM’s 2005 fiction contest. Four more rejections and then it was at long last accepted by The Antigonish Review last summer. And they’re a market I’ve been trying to crack for a good eight years or so. So I have to say, it’s quite satisfying to me that the little sucker is finally seeing the light of day.
I’m also in the excellent company of Dave Margoshes, Rosemary Griebel, Robyn Sarah, Travis Lane and many others. Looking forward to digging in later.