I had sent a proposal five months ago to Appleseeds magazine to do an article on animal legends for their Cleopatra issue. But, I never heard back and I figured they weren't interested. Then on Sunday morning (!) September 9th, I get an e-mail from the editor, Susan Buckley, with my assignment! Do a 150 word piece on the animals that represented the gods and goddesses, and have it in by October 8th! It would pay $75 and will appear on the back cover of the March 2013 issue.
I spent hours and hours on it, writing, cutting, rewriting, cutting, but finally got a rough draft that was the right word count. I sent it to Susan and she liked it! So I added one more animal and did some more cutting, polished up my reference list and sent it out. Today I noticed I'm supposed to make copies of any pages from books that I used, so I'll have to go check them all out again and do that, but anyway I'm tickled to add another magazine to my list. All this happened because I met the head of all the Cobblestone magazines, Lou Waryncia, at the Highlights workshop on magazines at the Barn, so I am more grateful than ever to Christine for the scholarship!