Friday, November 17, 2006


I return to you triumphant, for I have been published for the first time.

In May, I sent a personal narrative to this large, paper magazine my school got, called TeenInk. Usually I shy away from 'teen-focused' things, because they tend to be cory and silly, and who wants to be associated with that?

But I was desperate, and so sent off my article. Nothing happened. I figured it hadn't been accepted, so no big deal.

Then today, just after submitting professional articles to The Paris Review, I get a package in the mail, from TeenInk. I figure it's the free copy I requested that they /finally/ got around to sending, but there's also this letter in it, and the first line says 'Dear Published Contributor'....

After a lot of screaming and jumping around and feeling silly, I was able to calm down and realize that this is the first time I have been professionally published anywhere.

So this post is all about celebration.

You can read the article Here for the month of November.

Thank you, and goodnight.


J said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now (directed through FP) and yay! Congrats! You have lots of potential and I really admire your style.

Keep writing ... :)


Anonymous said...

Awesome article, one expressed with a unique voice.