Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Another Publishing Credit

Infuze Magazine published my poem, "Don't Go." You may need to sign up to read it if you aren't already a member, but Infuze is an excellent magazine with tons of media news and creative works. I even have it as my homepage. This is my second poem published by them -yay!

It's odd, though, the success I've had with my articles, book reviews, and poetry while my short stories and novels languish. Short stories have placed in contests, but remain unpublished. I imagine this is a natural thing - articles meet a need and are queried first, stories just show up and are rather subjective. My book reviews are assigned, though I did get many rejections or no response from magazines I've queried. But my poetry: I submitted two to a magazine - they published one. I submitted two at different times to Infuze - they published both. And every article I've queried has been accepted by the first or second magazine I've tried.

But I haven't done much follow-up to this success. Fiction is my first love - articles just give me publishing credit and a bit of cash. And my expertise is limited, so it's hard finding a good idea for an article I can write well that fits magazines with which I'm familiar.

As far as NaNo goes, after a weekend away from home my one page is looking rather pathetic. I haven't been able to climb inside my main character very well, and since I'm writing in first person that makes things a bit awkward. So NaNoWriSe it is.

3 comments:

Natalie Marie Nyquist said...

do you have a portfolio online? I'd be interested to read some of your writings if they were available...what magazines have you been published in?

Katie Hart said...

Sorry, Natalie, I don't have an online portfolio. I've published two poems at Infuze, and have links to my online reviews to the right. My articles have been published in Christian Communicator, Church Libraries, and WIN-Informer.

Dee said...

Congrats. I have a short at Infuze also. Your poem was really nice.

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