Monday, 19 March 2012

in which I am very excited

[As the title of this post indicates] I'm a very excited person!

I'm very chuffed to say that my first poetry collection, 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' has been accepted for publication, and will be released later in the year. Hurray!

The collection will be published by The Rialto, which is run by the wonderful Michael Mackmin. 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' will appear as part of their Bridge pamphlet series. Hurrah!

I'm going to dance on the kitchen table, now. You're welcome to join me if you so wish.

[NB: I'm not quite sure what this picture has to do with this... except that it was a happy time, and it was taken at Beamish, in the north east, where I grew up and where a lot of the poems in the collection are set. So, there we go. Let's dance!]

13 comments:

  1. *dances* Jen, this is wonderful, brilliant news. :D xxx

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  2. Congratulations Jen you deserve it, can't wait to see them when the collection is published x

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  3. Congratulations. I love posts like this :-)

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  4. Send a review copy to Sabotage when it's done :)

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  5. Congratulations! (I found you via Twitter, so I hope you don't mind me stopping by and leaving you a comment!)

    I've just discovered The Rialto, and am currently sifting through on of their magazines - the content is really something. I think it's wonderful that you're going to be published there!

    Eve

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  6. Thanks Eve :) There are a couple of my poems in Rialto issue 72, and two more in the most recent issue, number 74 :) I've been in love with their journal for quite a long time, and am so pleased that they'd like to publish a separate collection of mine. :) x

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  7. What a year for you, Jen!! Congratulations!!

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  8. Yay! I love the poetry you've shared online and written for the 100 Poem Challenge, so I'm excited to see more being published. Congrats!

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  9. Congrats on your collection being accepted. The Rialto is my fave poetry mag, they have good taste! I'm eagerly waiting my next copy of Rialto...looking forward to reading yours too.

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  10. Hi folks! Just to let you know that The Hungry Ghost Festival is now available to order. Hurrah! http://jen-campbell.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/hungry-ghost-festival-available-for-pre.html

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