Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Query Response from Adoptive Families!
Look at this email I just got!
We're finally getting back to you about the query you sent us in June asking if we'd like you to send your essay about adopting without using an agency. The answer is yes.
Apologies for keeping you waiting. We look forward to seeing your essay.
Yikes! I can't believe it, they want me to submit a personal essay for review! My query got a response! Now, I have to sit down and consolidate my story of Snuggle Bug's adoption. I've been advised to shoot for one essay that's 600-800 words long.
Their Writer's Guidelines specify that if my personal essay is chosen and published, I will receive a one-year subscription to the magazine. Not bad. My subscription is due to expire in March 07 and I had intended to renew. More importantly, I'd have an article published in one of my favorite magazines!
I guess I'll be doing some writing and editing while on our family vacation. Isn't it ironic that Adoptive Families wants to hear more about our experience adopting without an agency and yet we're not forced to consider using an agency for our second adoption. Oh well, what can you do?
I'm curious, have any of you been published in Adoptive Families or any other magazine?