Small steps on a publishing path... very small steps, but, steps all the same
have had a few poetry submissions accepted in the past 18 months,
mainly because now, with online submission, it is actually possible to
submit from the wilds of Africa and elsewhere. Or maybe I am just a bit
lazy and it is so much easier than hard copy and post office which I
dabbled with years ago, whenever I found myself back in the First World
where one could post something in the first place with some expectation
it might reach a destination.
The latest is in Poetry Nook. I
have work in about a dozen anthologies and journals now which isn't much
in the scheme of things as a writer, but better than the proverbial
'kick in the teeth' as they say.
Poetry has become something of a booming field with the internet and there is no doubt that the opportunities have increased.
It's nice to have something to put in the bookshelf. The next step,
when I am back in Oz in a couple of years is to self-publish the six or
seven novels, one non-fiction, three family ancestry books, and maybe
the grand-children can flick through them in years to come and say:
'That's what nan did!'