Poetry: 0 submissions, 0 acceptances, 1 rejection (Salt Hill Journal). But I have completed another chapbook, Pounding Cobblestone, and am in the process of figuring out where to submit. I am writing one new poem a week.
Creative Nonfiction: 0 submissions, 0 acceptances, 0 rejections.
Fiction: 1 submission (Press 53 Everywhere Stories anthology), 0 acceptances, 0 rejections.
Other October 2017 activities: My Holocaust novel in verse went to an editorial committee and I have some work to do to revise. My YA biography in verse underwent scrutiny by my poetry mentor and is now in vetting with one of the biography’s subject’s sons. I completed Escaping East Germany and did some preliminary work for another educational publisher on civilian casualties in war. I presented on remnants of Jewish Poland at my hometown shul. Cycle 7 of The Whole Megillah‘s online Fiction class ended and Cycle 8 begins in December.
Oh, yeah, and my son got married!
Coming up in November!
Revising my Holocaust novel in verse and possibly also revising my biography in verse. I will continue to work on weekly poems with my poetry mentor and I’m itching to write an essay about one of my paternal grandmother’s relatives—either her first cousin in Brooklyn who remembered when my grandmother came off the ship in 1913 when I interviewed her in 1993 (she was 90 then) or a distant cousin brought to America by Albert Einstein in the late 1930s as a boy from Vienna. I’m also starting a food memoir class at Iota Conference with Sarah Einstein. There’s another development possibly brewing, but I’ll have to wait until I have news to share, most likely in the new year.