October 1, 2007

Success!

Well, I am finally getting published! After months of rejection and laziness (I am so undisciplined and have squandored too many hours watching Star Trek rather than writing), Sunstone Magazine has decided to publish one of my personal essays in their upcoming issue on Mormon women in the 21st century.

For those who don't know anything about Sunstone, it is a journal for progressive Mormon thought. It tackles a wide range of genres from scholarly articles to personal essays to plays to poems. Some conservative Mormons view Sunstone as slightly heretical because it has often published pieces that question LDS theology. But for other Mormons, like me, Sunstone is a haven of deep and intellectual thought---a place where it is okay to doubt and okay to question the status quo. Indeed, I turned to Sunstone many times when I seriously wondered if I wanted to remain a Mormon for the rest of my life.

As for other news on the writing front, I am trying to write a piece about spacesuits for Highlights Magazine (you know, that magazine you read as a kid). Boy is it hard to write for kids though! I'm trying to write for a 5-7 year-old audience and I'm finding it much harder than writing for adults. It's hard to keep things simple---and still create a well-written piece---but I'm determined to do it. (If my darned laziness didn't get in the way so often.)

5 comments:

  1. Congrats Caroline! I hope you get published in Highlights, Tanner is a subscriber, and it would be fun to read him an article written by you!! Good luck

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  2. Yay Caroline! I'm so happy for you. Make sure you let me know where I can get your publication in print! The Mormons are lucky to have a gal like you writing for them and challenging them. :)

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  3. Yeah, let me know when your piece is going to be published. I'm sure it will make for an interesting read, I'm excited for you!

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  4. We (Mormons) sure are lucky to have you! I can't wait to read it.

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  5. I'm sooooo impressed! That's great! I too can't wait to read it. Mo-Caro for life. Maybe mo- meant mormon? Or what did it mean?
    hahaha

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