how have you been? as i'm sure you've noticed, i've not been active on here for about a year. strangely enough, i still receive about ten page views a day.
i think it's quite apparent that my time on dA has pretty much come to an end. i've been on this website for about eight years with a couple of different accounts. dA reinforced my love of writing & i'm thankful for all that i've learnt on here, as well as the amazing people i've (virtually) met.
as you may have noticed, i've taken down all my "good" poetry from my gallery. i have plans for these pieces & leaving them on dA would hinder my plans.
so i guess that leaves me to what i've been up to. i'm still at uni & i finish my second degree, my social work degree, in two months. it's scary to think about but i'm excited! i've also submitted to a few literature journals/magazines & have actually been shortlisted for a couple, including my uni's literary journal which is the oldest lit journal in australasia. i'm pretty stoked & can't wait to find out in the next week or so if either of the two poems shortlisted will be published. if they do, i'd get to go to the launch & mingle with editors & authors & other literary types. very exciting!
on the topic of literary journals, hi-hope
& i have co-founded an online zine called Paper Lens
. we've been fortunate enough to have a graphic designer lend his efforts into designing the zine, as well as semi-established writers and artists submit to it. our first issue will be out in october and subsequent issues will be released every three months. i'd appreciate it if you guys wanted to submit or check it out! you can find us on facebook
, & issuu
(where the zine will be uploaded). click the links to find out more. if you'd like to submit to us, email your submissions to email@example.com & we'll be forever thankful! all submitters will be allowed to place an ad in the zine for something they wish to spruik. nothing better than a free plug!
anyway, that's all from me. let me know how you all are going! if you'd like to stay in touch, follow Paper Lens on one or all of our social media accounts & we can catch up!
love & light.