**Update 11/21/11** I tried to go to Mezzo Magazine’s site, and it was gone 😦 My previous triumph now seems premature.
I’m officially a published writer!
Well, sort of. My poem, “My Pen,” has been published in the online magazine, Mezzo Magazine! It’s amazing to go to the site and see it and know that I didn’t upload it for feedback, or as something random on my blog, or as a note on Facebook. I submitted to a group of editors and they chose it for the magazine. They Chose My Poem! I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around that.
BTW, I absolutely love the graphic they came up with to go along with my poem. It’s really beautiful. I wish I could get a jpeg of it. Maybe I should email the editor…
Okay, so now a question. Should I use this publishing credit when I’m querying my book? It really has nothing to do with my book, but it’s the only publishing credit I have right now (keep your fingers crossed that there will be more in the future).
Does this mean I’m a “real” writer now? I don’t know. It doesn’t feel like it yet. But will it ever? I guess I’ll just have to wait for some other little writing victory to come along to see if I feel any different. For now, I’ll say, I’m one step closer.
The editor saw my blog post and emailed me a copy of the jpeg! So, here it is, my beautiful graphic thanks to Mezzo Magazine!