I've been working all evening on submitting pieces to various publications. I'm currently submitting a literary short story entitled "Shadow People" (I mentioned this story in a previous post--it's about a family dealing with schizophrenia). And I'm submitting a piece of flash fiction entitled "Vladimir Lenin Grown Weary". The latter is weird and, I think, a lot of fun and yet thought-provoking as well.
Of course I expect a lot of rejections, but they don't bother me. It's part of being a writer. You have to have a thick enough skin to withstand rejections because you're going to get them. It makes it all the sweeter when an acceptance comes through!
- Emily Glossner Johnson
- Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, Masque & Spectacle, and several other journals. I have a poem in The Poeming Pigeon, essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. My story "Santa Lucia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I've written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished. I'm working on a memoir about my experiences with bipolar disorder. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!