Mid-Week Field Notes–August 10, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  • How do you decide whether to send work to literary journal general submissions to enter contests? This is something I’m grappling with right now. The contest I have in mind has a deadline of February 1, 2023. I have a few poems I think are contest-worthy, so I’m thinking I’ll enter the contest and see how it goes. I can always send the poems to literary journals if they don’t place. How do you decide?
  • Summer courses are winding down. This week I’m beginning to prep for September courses, finalizing syllabi and setting up the courses in learning management systems and integrated or not-integrated third-party applications. My first day back in the classroom is before Labor Day.
  • Just learned yesterday that a short story, “The Diaries,” that I wrote years ago using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, will be published by Kelsey Review, the literary journal of Mercer County Community College. It takes place in the Netherlands and deals with Anne Frank and the versions of her diary.

Have a good week, everybody!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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