Poetry: 4 submissions (1932 Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Harpur Palate, Rappahannock Review). 0 acceptances. 4 rejections: Museum of Americana, Poet Lore, Green Mountains Review, Fugue.
Creative Nonfiction: 0 submissions. 2 acceptances from Poor Yorick (for “The Velvet Photo Album”) and The Manifest-Station (“The Sisterhood of the Jade Fountain”). 2 rejections from the Donald Murray Prize and 1966. I wrote a new genealogical essay for my Advanced Personal Essay class at Creative Nonfiction.
Fiction: 0 submissions. 1 acceptance to Press 53 Everywhere Stories Vol. III, a reprint of my Lilith short story, “The Last Survivor.” 2 rejections of my flash fiction story from Flash Fiction Magazine (not upset about this—they use “Forward” instead of “Foreword”) and Rumble Fish.
Other February 2018 activities: Cycle 9 of The Whole Megillah‘s online Fiction class kicked off. The Whole Megillah hosted the final wrap-up of the 2018 Sydney Taylor Blog Tour. I registered for my first course, The History of Antisemitism, in Gratz College‘s PhD Holocaust & Genocide Studies program, which begins late April. (I will also be teaching professional writing in Gratz’s MS in Nonprofit Management program this summer.) The Whole Megillah Book Club met on Facebook for its first session. We discussed The Librarian of Auschwitz.
Again I mention I am interning as a literary associate at Olswanger Literary. If you think your work is ready for representation, please contact Anna from her website.
Coming up in March!
The Whole Megillah will host the March Jewish Book Carnival. I have two work-for-hire book assignments for a book packager about Jewish and Russian immigrants. I am giving two poetry readings—one at the Bridgewater Public Library, 3/6, and one at the Kearny Public Library, 3/14—based on my chapbook, Chicken Fat. I am giving a talk at the Cranbury, NJ Hadassah about Jewish genealogy on 3/13. The following week I am a guest lecturer about dance marathons to a graduate class in The Great Depression at William Paterson University. I have a few Holocaust kidlit books to review for the Association of Jewish Libraries and to the Jewish Book Council. Talk about March Madness!