I submitted a poem way back in December to The Grain Journal. I hadn't heard anything for several months and had let it go. THEN, I had received an email from them. I was in the middle of jogging on the treadmill when I decided to just give it a quick look.
WELLL...then I started jumping up and down!! (Yes, still on the treadmill..)
I saw that they were wanting to accept the poem I submitted and were sending me the contract.
I couldn't believe it.
There are no words for the first professional, yes.
I had a great experience with the editor and I am waiting (im)patiently for the special Indigenous Writers and Storytellers edition to be published! It should be anytime now ...
If you are a subscriber to The Grain then you will get a copy. If you aren't...then you can still order it from their website. Except, they haven't released this edition just yet.
I look forward to sharing it with you once released.