Each time I muster the energy to pitch my work to an editor or a call for submissions I need to remind myself that, regardless of the outcome, I will learn from the process. Through my 20 plus years of creating, the rejections (and occasional success) have generated a host of surprises and in turn taught me much.
Last winter, right around now, as I was heading out to drive my son to school, I paused for a moment to pack my camera along for the ride. Maybe I could build an adventure into my routine? As luck would have it, a winter storm was just beginning its swirl. After the drop-off, I went home by another way in order to take in (and be astonished by) a beloved New England farm freshly dusted in snow. Fast forward to now... My "astonishment" appears on the cover of the brand new winter edition of The Tishman Review. Always a lesson! What an honor to be in the company of so much literary and other talent. Print copies are available through the magazine's website.