In news, I've had several poems accepted for publication and received an amazing email from an editor I've worked with twice now. I'd like to share it with you:
"P.S. Erin we were so happy to see your submissions. We have heard so many wonderful things from Vol. I and are exited to share your work in Vol. II. We have such a loyal base of writers that submitted in Vol. I and also in Vol. II that we are making a dedication to those writers (this includes you) and were hoping that we could get a short statement from you about this anthology to be printed.
P.S.S. We never have asked for more submissions three times except from you in Vol. I and now again for Vol. II. If you would like to submit anything else please feel free to harass us."
Also, I've had two interviews this week with a college I'm very interested in working at. I think I have a strong chance, but I haven't heard one way or the other yet. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
Here are this week's pictures!
Day 279: This Monday, the pantry was the emptiest I've seen it. I put out a desperate call for donations, as we served about 75 students in a single month!
Day 280: Spring is finally here! Look at the beautiful daffodils and the sparkling ocean beyond. Yes, I'm lucky to live here.
Day 281: We named our food pantry and created a logo!
Day 282: A faculty member and friend of mine on campus showed me this amazing project that one of her students completed. I love our students' creativity and enthusiasm.
Day 283: Look at how well our campus and community responded to the food pantry's needs. By the end of the week, I'd taken in a couple hundred items. We're committed to ending hunger at Three Rivers Community College!
Day 284: My girlfriend gave me this pendant before I left, so I made a necklace out of it.
Day 285: When you drive around with no real destination in mind, it's amazing the things you come across--Cinderella Road, and practically in my backyard!
This weekend, a lot of my Midwest friends are together at the annual OWFI (Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.) conference. Last year at this time, I lived in OK, spent some time as webmaster for the organization, and won several regional awards. I miss you all and wish you the best time EVER. Except...how could it be the best time without me?
I'll see you all next week. :)