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I’ve been published!

I have been writing poetry on an off since I was a teenager, but began to write regularly again a couple of years ago after a long break – kids, etc…you know the drill!

When i began writing again I added a twist to my poems though by also creating an accompanying drawing, and I made a new blog to publish these new creations on.

During that first year I wrote a poem and created a drawing everyday; I also participated in National Poetry Writing Month and made it to the top five favourite wordpress poetry blogs for the month!

After that first year I dropped back to writing about once a week, which was less manic and more manageable, as I also do lots of other ‘art’ stuff as well, as regular readers will know.

Now to the point of the article – on the last day of 2014 I made my new years resolution, and it was to get a poem published, and I am happy to say it has happened!

A new ezine Felan put a call out for drawings and poetry for their first publication and the theme of love… now I am a bit of a dark character and fluffy love isn’t something I write about, but dark love is! So I entered three poems and drawings for consideration. I was lucky enough  to have one poem and all three of my drawings selected for the first edition!

The ezine is absolutely beautiful to look at and the poetry is incredible. Copies are available for electronic download or a hard copy can also be purchased HERE.

pen on handmade paper

pen on handmade paper

As part of the promotion process contributors were also interviewed. All the interviews give an insight into the writers and their inspirations and processes and are great reading. You can read my interview HERE.

I am really proud to have been selected for this first edition and happy that I achieved my New Years Resolution – and I do hope to have more publications soon, so stay tuned 🙂



12 thoughts on “I’ve been published!

  1. I am SOOO proud of you! Your poetry has always been great. As well as your artwork. I want to jump on the publishing bandwagon, too — doesn’t it feel good? Keep your entries going. Am off to read your interview now.

    Posted by Claudia Anderson | October 10, 2015, 3:29 am
  2. Superb work!!

    Posted by ARTmoses | October 10, 2015, 4:51 am
  3. Congrats! This is an wonderful and exciting adventure for you!

    Posted by compcrazy215 | October 10, 2015, 6:52 am
  4. You are so talented and work hard. A hardy congratulations

    Posted by silvia | October 10, 2015, 10:25 am
  5. congratulations – that is quite a milestone for you – also inspiring me to start drawing again 🙂

    Posted by Anna | October 10, 2015, 12:02 pm
  6. What a great idea.

    Posted by alrharris | October 10, 2015, 11:26 pm

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