Slush and swallows

Years ago, I thought that if I didn’t hear back from a publisher, my work was under serious consideration. Then I learned about the slush piles. Brrr…

I’ve noticed that certain times of year, editors are ready to clear their desks–often the week before the end of spring quarter or semester, the week before AWP, and the week before holiday break begins. I think of those letters–paper or digital–as being like the swallows returning to Capistrano.

Yesterday was quiet, but I anticipate a flurry of wings this week or next. We’ll see.

May you receive many acceptances–of all kinds.