I just received word that my short story “Blood and Rain” will be published through Analecta, the Indiana University-South Bend’s literary journal. Traditionally, Analecta has hated me, so I’m very excited to be included in it this year. I haven’t heard back on the poetry I submitted, but I’m guessing that it was not accepted. I’m ok with that, though. My fiction piece made it in.
In other rejection news, I still have not heard back from Yale on the writers conference this summer. The hear back date was March 20th, and I sent a follow up email after that date with no word. I am assuming they did not accept me into the conference. I’m sad, but it was a lot of money to come up with in short notice. Instead, I found a conference in Ireland at Lismore Castle. And by me, I mean someone else entirely. It costs more, and it’s international so travel will be more plus that whole passport thing. Still, it’s good to dream and the conference isn’t until December so it’s also good to save. I may pull it off yet.
No word, yet, on the status of my grad school application. I’ve been told not to worry because I’m going to be accepted, but there are a lot of things I can’t do until I’m officially in the program. Things like picking out my classes.
In a few weeks I should be hearing back on all the scholarships I’ve applied to. Grad school will be less stressful if I can pay for it.