"A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right. " ~John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune, 10 September 1961

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Of Submission Dates and the Future

We, at the Desi Writers Lounge, otherwise known as "The DWL Mod Squad" are patting ourselves on the back for an intelligent foresight. What is this amazing realization, you ask? Submissions for this half's e-zine and fourth issue, are closing today (September 15, PST). With over 9 pages of poetry and three odd pages of prose to go through, our work is cut out for us.

In other news, we're going to scour all present and past material for possibilities of publication. Yes, that's right...we're thinking of compiling all the really brilliant content together, into a book or collection of short stories, and approaching local publishers; thus realizing the dream we dreamed a little over four years ago, of having our names as a collective, in print. In addition, we'll be living up to our mission statement on our frontpage!

Who knows? Maybe somewhere down the line, we'll actually own our own writers cafe? Baby steps, though, baby steps.

That's it for this week's update...apologies for it coming after two weeks, but things have been hectic. That's a good thing, in case you were wondering!



Extiinct said...

One question: How did you guys find my blog to link here? Not that I mind, but I don't remember putting up my blog anywhere in the profile...

mp213 said...

We, at the Lounge, like to show member support...that, and we're great at googling! If you mind, we'll take it down.

Extiinct said...

No no, I don't mind. Let it stay up. Was a very pleasant surprise =)