Jenks is the editor at Narrative Magazine. Narrative is a tough nut to crack. I’ve gotten as far as, “Dear writer: No.” Imagine my joy last week, to receive, “Dear Alle: Maybe!”
“What in the Sam Hill … ?” My second thought being, “I bet Tom Jenks, editor of Narrative Magazine, whose career goes back to working with Raymond Carver, got only six applications. That’s why I got at least a maybe.”
(I’m human. I had to ask. It’s several hundred for 12 spots.)
The next step to Acceptanceville was a phone interview. I won.
Again, there are two, two! happy treats to share on the publishing front. I will save the second for a second post. I have been stressed for a week over my Maybe, and assuaging my stress with cake. I want to enjoy as many pieces as is appropriate of this, the real cake.