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My Top 30

Cover photograph of LIES/ISLE's last issue (Issue #7).

Cover photograph of LIES/ISLE’s last issue (Issue #7).

Everyone should have a top five, a top ten, or even a top twenty.

I have a top thirty list.

That’s thirty literary magazines I want to see my work in.

The top three are the cream of the cream. The literary elite.  They are listed in the order of their (almost) unbreakable publishing bourgeoisie-ness.

The rest that follow are still pretty big deal, but they are listed in no particular order.

Some of them (a whole lot actually, now that I am looking at them again) are Canadian.

Some Canadian magazines from my "Top 30" list.

Some Canadian magazines from my “Top 30” list.

Why this list?

Because it’s good to aspire.

Also, from what I have heard, publishing credits not only earn you street cred (as a writer), but also boosts your ever flailing writer’s ego.

And since recently I got to cross off a name from the list, I have been on top of a cloud higher than #9.

My most queer piece till date, “Regular,” got accepted by LIES/ISLE! Watch this space.

Update: My  TOP 30 list. Click to download.

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(Un)Happy Anniversary

A year today marks the spot. This blogger is a year old. Bring on the champagne!

Or, not.

Blogging began as a quest to find that writer hidden inside of me, somewhere. Have I found her? I am not sure, but let’s see… I have written and published quite a few articles. I have found the poet who is proud of some of the recent stuff she has been churning out. Oh, and apparently, I can write fiction too. Wrote my first publishable (in the words of those who have read it) short story, and am going onto the second one. And, I have a little fanbase who very kindly provide virtual backslaps and head pats (Thank you!).

So, much to rejoice? Much to be “happy” about, this anniversary?

I beg to differ.  I want more (yes, I am greedy like that)! This girl is just getting started. I hope you will stick around for the show.

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