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About a month ago, for one of my writing group exercises, I wrote a poem that is also a recipe. I just submitted it to The Laundry List Arts Collective for their forthcoming cookbook.

Am I brave or foolish? I usually consider my poems personal exercises and don't share beyond my writing group.


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Apr. 30th, 2007 11:08 am (UTC)
Hey, fantastic!

I don't think you're acting bravely or foolishly, just maybe taking the next step :)? Which is brave, now that I think about it, lol.

I'm happy and excited for you, and hope you do very well.
Apr. 30th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
Apr. 30th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
This seems like one of those, "It doesn't hurt to try," situations. At the very least, it keeps you in the habit of submitting. I don't think it's foolish at all. Brave is hard to judge -- it depends how difficult you find submitting. :)
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
That's true. I was happy to get another submission out.
May. 5th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
I got this from Absolute Markets and thought you might be interested:

Futuristic Motherhood: Alternative Visions of Mothering is
an anthology of speculative fiction stories about the future
of motherhood.

“Publication date: November 2007
Mama Specific Productions is seeking submissions of
speculative fiction stories. For the purposes of this book
speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy,
mystery and any sub-genres. The theme is motherhood in the
future. Some things to prompt or give you ideas to start
with: What do you imagine the function of motherhood to be?
How do you think the image of motherhood will change? How do
you think the image of motherhood will stay the same? What
possible customs, norms or laws will be in place in the
future that would have an impact on changing or affecting
mothers? How will science and technology affect pregnancy,
birth, and child rearing? How might full social equality
affect childcare in the home and workplace? How does a lack
of social equality in a highly technological society affect
pregnancy, birth, and childcare? How about in a future
culture with a highly evolved social order but low

"Maximum story length is 7,500 words. You may submit more
than one story but only one story will be selected per
writer. Please include a bio up to 500 words.

“Reprints: If you're sending us a reprint please include the
last place your story was published. Also let us know if
your story is currently available in any other online venues
or publications. We are paying you for the right to print
your story in this book. You retain full rights to your
story even if it is new and can reprint it elsewhere.”

PRIZE: On publication, writers will receive $100 plus 2
copies of the book.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2007
URL: http://mspmedia.net/futuristic_motherhood_book.html
May. 5th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have excerpts from an unfinished novel that might be appropriate to this anthology. I'll see if I can tease out part as a short story.
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