Monday, September 20, 2010

Shortened long

Not quite there yet.

Two lovely snippets of news for you:

One of my stories made it to the longlist of the Sean O'Faolain Prize - Congratulations to overall winner Nikita Nelin and to all the other entrants, and huge thanks to Tania Hershman for posting the list.

Secondly, Mark Reep has done an awesome job of setting up the Ramshackle Review and I was lucky enough to have a poem chosen for the first issue. It's a very cool venue and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops as Mark is an especially talented artist and writer who blogs here.

40 comments:

catdownunder said...

Well done you too! Purring congratulations from across the Tasman.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Cat! Always appreciate you purring in the effort to pad by and give a supportive miaw!

Nicole MacDonald said...

Well done you! You must be pretty chuffed, I would be :)

http://damselinadirtydress.blogspot.com

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Nicole, I'm really happy to have some writing achievements to blog about!

Elisabeth said...

It's a fantastic poem, Rachel and a beautiful on line publication. Thanks for introducing it to us and congratulations on your other enormous success.

Write on.

N. God Savage said...

Congrats! SOF longlist! Wow!

Love the poem too.

Sara Crowley said...

Ooh, congrats on the SO'F longlist and the Ramshackle Review publication. RR looks very nice indeed. Hurrah!

Rachel Fenton said...

Elisabeth - thank you, and for popping by to say so! Hope your leg's much better now! Excuse my squeemish avoidance!

NGS - Thanks so much - means a lot from you!

Sara - RR does look pretty special, doesn't it! Thank you.

Think I'm blushing :0

Teresa Stenson said...

Huge congratulations on the longlisting in a very prestigious and sought-after place to be.

Love "scoop up your two toothed, grinning, compliant softness" from your poem, too.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Teresa!

Glad you like the poem, too - I was/am really thrilled Mark asked me to be in the first issue. That line was about my son when he was 12 months - all chops, dribble and toothy grins - and those daft chuckles babies do for no apparent reason!

Rachel Fox said...

Progress....progress!
x

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Rachel...now...if I can just keep the ball rolling....

Lori said...

So great! I feel so proud! So happy for you. You are there! But yes, you still need to keep going. Big hugs!

Rachel Fenton said...

Awe, Lori - and I didn't even win anything! Thank you! x

Donna Hosie said...

YAY! Well done, Rachel.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on the competition and the poem. I think I remember reading that one on your blog last year? It's great to read it again :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Donna!

It was on my blog, Andrea - that's where Mark saw it and liked it. Thanks.

Titus said...

Wow to the painting - I'm really liking the revelation of this series/triptych.
And wow! to the longlist and wow!! to the Review, where I'm popping over to now.

It's in the post, and not as expensive as one might have thought considering you are, er, on the other side of the world.

Titus said...

Coolio! But your link's not working - I can't get no Inspiration.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Titus - not sure what's going on with the link, will investigate anon....glad you like the painting (even though it's far from finished), and cheers for the wow factor...but more importantly, woohoo thanks for posting your fabtastic poetry!

Kass said...

I love the enthusiastic hope in this poem. So lovely.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey, Kass - thank you. A little hope carries me a long way.

My son (I wrote the poem about/to/for him) is quite ill with a virus currently, so the poem feels very sad to me just now.

helencaldwell said...

Congratulations! I really like the poem and can identify with it. I hope your son gets better soon.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Helen.

The doctor thinks my son has flu. Third day in and after a slight improvement yesterday - went all day without being sick - he's back to square one today. I want my rough and tumbler back.

Annotated Margins said...

Congratulations!

Golden West said...

What wonderful news, Rachel! Well deserved recognition - hearty congratulations!

Dave King said...

Heartiest congratulations on both counts. Well done you!

Rachel Fenton said...

Mike - thanks.

GW - thank you.

Dave - cheers.

L'Aussie said...

Hey well done you over there in NZ!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, L'Aussie! Appreciate you popping over to say :)



Apologies to all you other bloggers out there for my absence from the blogosphere - I have caught the flu from my son - sick as a badger! Back in a few days when I feel better!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Well done, you. Beautiful poem. Speaks to me as a fellow writer-mom.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Nu x

Penny said...

Great news, well done! And I like the picture too! Penny x

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Penny - I was thinking of you (or rather your gorgeous blanket) yesterday as I was wishing I could curl up and sleep!

patteran said...

Late, late congratulations (for you have been so frequent a visitor to my blog and I've barely been out of doors for too long now) for these two triumphs, Rachel. Richly deserved.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Dick - but hey, who's counting? I fear I am now the absentee blogger...

Merc said...

Congratulations from Austr(al)ia, Rachel!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Merc :) Cool shortening of placexplanations there - nothing like catching two worms with one hedgehog.

Andrea said...

Thanks for catching up with my blog. I've left a few replies :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Sorry I missed so many of them before!