The Serendipity Stream
July 16, 2009 § 16 Comments
When I’m in the flow, what I need arrives. Sometimes it’s a river – I’m bathed and refreshed with no effort at all and the serendipity overflow drenches others and on and on.
Poet, mom, and writer Sonya Feher heard me complaining about submitting poems. Too hard, I don’t know where to look, it’s a pain. Wait, she said, it’s easy and pointed me to The Writer’s Database: Market and Submission Tracker (an easy online submission tracker) and Duotrope’s Digest, a free writer’s resource and search engine for poetry and fiction markets.
I signed up for Duotrope’s weekly email, which lists new markets and found Scalped Magazine, an online journal seeking horror submissions for its second issue. I sent a nightmarish piece I’d written a year ago, and it was accepted. Thank you, Sonya.
Now, prior to this, I’d found a blog I like – Musings of a Wise Guy. There’s something about that name I like… And the author told me his struggles in submitting. So I sent him the links Sonya had given me – the Serendipity Stream drenched him, whether he wanted it or not.
Will Mr. Wise Guy become a well known poet because of Sonya’s generosity?
That river’s awfully full.