In November, I continued my trend of very little activity.
Poetry: My chapbook, Chicken Fat, was published and is now available. Still researching places to send my new chapbook, Pounding Cobblestone. I continue to write new poems, one a week.
Creative Nonfiction: 1 submission to the Donald Murray Prize.
Fiction: 0 activity.
Other November 2017 activities: I have completed revisions on my Holocaust novel in verse. I continue to work on civilian casualties in war for an educational publisher. I’m writing some food essays about Jewish Thanksgiving, matzoh balls, and Chinese food.
Coming up in December!
My Holocaust novel in verse goes to my agent today. I finish the food memoir class at Iota Conference with Sarah Einstein. I hope during December to also revise a Holocaust novella and work on two Holocaust-related academic journal articles. Plus, Cycle 8 of The Whole Megillah‘s online fiction class has just begun. While I’m on semester break, I also want to catch up on sending my work out into the world. Around December 31, I’ll be assessing the year’s activity and working on my 2018 goals.
And big news! I’ve just been accepted into the new PhD in Holocaust & Genocide Studies program at Gratz College outside Philadelphia. I start in the summer.
Mazel tov, Barbara, on your program acceptance. Back to school! Is it full-time? November has been a productive writing month for me. New essay published in Dec. Hippocampus Magazine exploring obsessive fear, grief, and theology.
Such great news about publication in Hippocampus. Did it take a long time to hear back? I’ve had something in to them for months.
The PhD program is online and we take one course at a time for an intense eight weeks. We go on campus for six days in July for a mini-seminar.
Thanks. I was thinking that Hippocampus would be a good market for you. My essay was a semi-finalist in their Remember November contest. They asked to publish it in December.
Wow–back to school! Congrats on this and all the other good news.