Wednesday, May 26, 2010

** Patchwork Path Books **

Hey Everyone! I am SO excited to share the news that I received a story acceptance yesterday evening! I was reading my incoming e-mails on my Blackberry, and noticed an e-mail address I didn't immediately recognize. I wondered who it might be as I clicked to open it. The first words were, "Congratulations! Your work has been selected for inclusion in...." 

I think it was at that point that I literally leapt off the couch, yelled to my husband, Ron, and started the Happy Dance.  "My story got accepted! My story got accepted!"

(Ron took this picture of me eight years ago, on my birthday. I was already doing The Happy Dance then, but I don't remember why. Probably just celebrating another day of living...♪♫...♪♫
I also intend on being this goofy when I'm well into my 90's!)

Isn't it funny how life works? Not too long ago, I wrote about receiving a rejection and then this comes along.

I almost didn't even submit the story, because I wasn't sure if it "fit" what they were looking for, but at the same time, it seemed like it might. So, I sent it, because what's the worst that could happen?!

*Note: I discovered that my blogging buddy, Bookie/Claudia, also had a story accepted in the exact same book! Yay! Congrats to Claudia!!*

All you "newer" writers, who've never submitted anything yet.....go for it! Send something, somewhere! There are so many good anthologies, contests, magazines, etc...just waiting for your unique writing!

This one is for a newer anthology; one of the Patchwork Path books. This one is titled: Patchwork Path: Treasure Box. Publication date is November 2010. Check out their website because they have other Calls for Submissions going on, too. One in particular is Patchwork Path: Mother's Life. They're looking for favorite mom memories. Deadline is June 30, 2010. Also, they do pay $50.00 per story!

"If you don't like what's happening in your life, change your mind." -- Dalai Lama


  1. Congratulations m'dear! You're on a roll! Keep on dancing!

  2. How about that, now we have more publciations in common. Congratulations, Becky!

  3. Congrats, Becky. It will be fun to have a "book mate"!

  4. Congratulations on the acceptance!! It always help motivate us to do more:)

  5. Hi Becky,
    So cool. Congratulations and never quit dancing.

  6. Becky, way to go, that is wonderful! Thanks for the encouragement, and keep dancing ...

  7. Do, do, do, dooo! Twilight Zone calling!! I swear, we are cosmically connected, Becky. I received a rejection (that didn't sit well at all with me) about the same time you got your rejection. And yesterday, I got an acceptance in a literary journal!

    Congratulations! I'm doing the Happy Dance with you!!

  8. Oh, Becky, that was WONDERFUL news! Congratulations. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Can't wait to read that story! Will you post it? Have a wonderful day, Becky! Sincerely, Susan

  9. Oh, Becky, that was WONDERFUL news! Congratulations. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Can't wait to read that story! Will you post it? Have a wonderful day, Becky! Sincerely, Susan

  10. Hi Lisa! Thank YOU, m'dear! :)

    Thanks, Linda! I remembered you were in a Patchwork Path book!

    Hi Claudia! I know...both of us in the same book! That is sooo cool. Congrats to you, too! That's how I met Linda O'Connell. She and I were in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. She saw in my bio that I lived near St. Louis, so she e-mailed me. Wasn't that great?

    Hi Terri! Great to hear from you and thank you!

    Hi Donna! Thanks, and I'll definitely never quit dancing! If my legs quit on me...I'll dance sitting down!

    Hi Kathy! Thanks..and yep, I'm keepin' on!

    Hey Janel! That REALLY is weird!! But a wonderful kind of weird!! Congrats to you, too!

    Hi Susan! Thank you very much! It won't get'll just have to buy the book! :)

  11. Well my dear friend - congrats. That is fabulous. What was the story about? sandie

  12. Congratulations, Becky! Isn't it great to get good news!


  13. Hi Chatty and K9Friend! Thank you both! And Chatty, my story is a humorous one about my father's ashes! :o

  14. I'm so glad your story got accepted, it's always such a big deal even when it's "just" an ezine.

    Huge congrats hugs to you!!!

    PS: loved that photo!

  15. I'm excited for you, congrats! The Happy Dance is fun, and it burns calories too:) Thanks also for the links.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Oh Congrats go girl and happy dance cause you sure did earn it. Also thanks for the link for submitting. And I truly love the quote from the Dalai Lami

  17. Hi Estrella! Thanks so much! And you are always is a big deal, no matter what! Glad you like my goofy dancing picture, too!

  18. Hi Karen! Thank you! And you're welcome for the links! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  19. Hey Mollye! Thanks!! And glad you like the quote. I have a lot of fun looking up quotes for my blog, and trying to find the one that is "just right"!

  20. thanks for the encouragement...i really should submit stuff!

    ya never know!

    ciao bella

    and welcome to creative carmelina!

  21. Woot! Woot! Congratulations, Becky! That's fantastic news. I'm doing the happy dance for you here. :D

  22. see you end up saying something, and then things turn around. cong. on the book. have a good weekend rose


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