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I've been published! - The Rancho Commons
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I've been published!
Well, not really... well, sort of!

Okay, The Sun Magazine publishes a real paper monthly you can buy at your fav book store, and they post monthly highlights online as well. I believe you can also subscribe to the online version. They take reader's submissions and pay for them.

They also have a section in the back called Readers Write with a monthly topic which you can submit to as well. This month's subject was "Playing With Fire" and I was published as the first entry! I don't know if that means it was really good, really barely acceptable, or just because I live in the state where the magazine originates. I didn't get paid money, so it isn't like I truly got paid to write something, however insignificant; but I did get a free six month subscription and a copy of the issue with my submission in it!

So, I'm published, sort of! And I got paid for it, sort of!

One other thing, they edited the mess out of it. Not only did they chop stuff out, but they added things as well. It was a good experience for me, because I learned a lot by seeing what they took out. Mostly, their decisions were sound. It will help my self-editing in the future. And, they sent me an edited version in the mail for me to approve/disapprove, so I didn't have to accept the edit if I didn't want to. I'm glad I did. This feels like I accomplished something!
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acey From: acey Date: January 5th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Very cool. Bruce! Thanks for the link - I read all the submissions. Interesting takes on the subject :)

Congrats :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: January 7th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Readers Write is always interesting. It is my favorite part of the mag!
mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: January 5th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY! I am more than just "sort of" proud of you!
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: January 7th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
It's good to have a home team.
From: tarheelmom Date: January 5th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Your Article

Needless to say, I am sure you know that I am proud of you. You don't even have to be published for me to be proud!!! I love you.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: January 7th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your Article

Read what I said to Allie! Thanks for the support. I love you, too.
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: January 5th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool. That is exciting. Maybe you should change your name to "aspiring2write". This is the most enthusiasm I've seen in months...maybe years. Congrats.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: January 7th, 2006 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I think.
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: January 9th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, sure! :o)
caramaea From: caramaea Date: January 6th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh how cool! :) Do they have a site where you can link us too it?
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: January 7th, 2006 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
If you click The Sun Magazine or Readers Write in the original post above, they are links.
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