Many years ago someone wise said to me that you should always have a least 12 things in circulation.
Why? I asked, being quite new to the writing game.
Because, they said, not only does it increase you chance of success it also stops you going mad while you chew your fingers to the bone waiting, waiting, waiting…
The more there is in circulation the more you have to look forward to. One rejection isn’t the end of the world and as soon as that rejection comes in send it out again. It’s not going to get read in your bottom drawer is it?
So here’s what I have circulation at the moment…
6 poems at The School Magazine
6 poems with Rattle
4 poems with The Caterpillar
3 poems entered into The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
5 picture books with various publishers
I also intend to enter the two competitions listed below and I hope you’re considering entering them too.
So now my question to you is, what do you have circulating?