I always check my horoscope in the local paper. Today was my second five star day in a row, and well, yes. I think I'm going to faint. I just got an acceptance letter from FOURTH GENRE for my essay "On Being Told Her First Husband." FOURTH GENRE is at the very top of my bucket list for creative nonfiction. I've wanted to publish there for YEARS. Since I started writing essays. Before I started writing essays. Steve and I have subscribed to FOURTH GENRE for ages (and he's published there, more than once I think—a year or two ago he published "Hopper in the Train Yard" in FOURTH GENRE, one of my very favorite of his essays).
Here's what they said about the essay: "Our readers, and we editors, found it to be beautifully written and deeply reflective as it is willing to interrogate self, other, past. "
I didn't know that Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin, both really top essayists, were the current editors. I noted yesterday that Patrick Madden had just started following me on twitter, and said to Steve, "Oh, great, Patrick Madden is following me just in time for my blow job story."