Friday, March 04, 2005

Flyover Country

Still sick -- nothing serious, just the same miserable cold that approximately 83% of everyone I know has got. This morning at work all 3 of us -- me, my boss, and the student working the morning shift on the desk -- were sniffling and coughing in some kind of a weird disharmony.

At last, a contest for those of us in flyover country -- the Laurel Review/Green Tower Press Midwest Chapbook Series Award! I shouldn't even link this here, as the last thing I need is more competition. :) But the entry fee is only 10 bucks and includes a year's subscription to the Laurel Review, which is a good deal in my book. And although there's no cash prize as such, you get 100 copies of your chapbook and you get invited to do a reading with a $500 honorarium. (And within reasonable driving distance for me, so I wouldn't have to blow much of the honorarium on travel expenses.) I guess this weekend I'm hauling out the chapbook manuscript and working on it again. If I can clear enough space in my snot-filled head for a coherent thought or two, that is.

Achoo.

4 comments:

Eduardo C. Corral said...

I hope you enter the contest. One never knows.

Anne said...

Thanks, Eduardo! I plan to. When you get a subscription in exchange for your entry fee, I figure it's not wasted money even if you don't win. I just have to whip the manuscript into shape -- I have one that's been rejected a few times & is out to a couple of contests now, but I think it could be better....

C. Dale said...

Feel better soon.

Anne said...

Thanks, C.Dale -- I'm working on it!