>Last winter I wrote an essay, titled it “The Other Woman,” and began to search for a publishing home for it. Ironically (you’ll get this when you read the essay) it was rejected by five publications before I discovered a good home for it.
Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine is available both in print and online. I found it when I noticed it in the credits of another writer whose essay was published in skirt! Magazine, so I decided to give it a try. What I discovered was more than a good fit. I discovered a good magazine.
The Summer 2008 issue was impressive, and included poetry by Beth Ann Fennelly and an interview with actress Janine Turner. I posted about the issue about a month ago, here, when I got the news that they had accepted my essay for publication.
When the Winter 2008 issue of Mom Writers Literary Magazine (right) arrived in my mailbox today, I found my essay on page 32, but when I clicked on the link to it in the contents on the home page, I found that only the beginning of the essay is available, unless you subscribe to the magazine, which you can do here.
So, I scanned the essay so those of you without subscriptions can read the “published version” here on my blog. I hope that you can click on each page and it will enlarge so you can read it. (I’m experimenting here.) If it doesn’t work, I’ll just print the essay within the text of the post, but here goes:
Okay, for my writing friends (or “just friends,” which is also enough!) who are curious about who rejected the essay, here’s the list: Redbook Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Narrative Magazine, LiteraryMama.com, and Real Simple Magazine. I guess they’ve got bigger fish to fry. Or at least that’s what they think.
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