I told you I would let you know, and my poem got accepted already! The editor said that she never accepts work this quickly, should have responded to hundreds of other's submissions sooner, but that my poem was "raw mother's breath." She said my writing was stunning and moved her to tears. I'll let you know where you can buy a copy when it's published this fall!
Here is the bio that will appear with my poem:
"[Reckless] has slept upon the sands of San Onofre, beneath the stars of Joshua Tree, through a tornado, aboard rocking sea vessels, in a Cracker Barrel parking lot, above the clouds, and inside a museum. She aspires to nap on a major league baseball field, near Paul McCartney, inside an ice hotel, and without having her arm tugged on by a small child. When awake, [Reckless] has lived out her some of her dreams by marrying a wonderful man, staying at home with her children, dancing ballet in front of thousands, and lapping thirteen year olds during the fast skate at her local roller rink. Dreaming of a world where her trademark green pen finds no discrimination, [Reckless] has yet to find a lawyer or loan officer that will accept an emerald ink signature. She keeps trying.
Currently making their king-sized bed north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, [Reckless] and her husband once wished they could drive their beds to class and pull the sheets over their heads when the lectures made them yawn. Her three children only make their beds when small bills or shiny coins are involved.
[Reckless] holds a BA in English and sociology from Samford University and an MA in sociology from Middle Tennessee State University, but holding her husband and her children has proved a far better education."
I'm just so darn excited. What other great stuff do you think will happen this fabulous Friday?