I wasn’t planning on writing a post today but then I got some good news and I wanted to share it! I got home from a day out with the kids to find an envelope sitting on my door mat… and in the envelope was a letter saying some of my limericks have been accepted for an anthology!

The anthology is called ‘Limerick Nation‘ and will be published by Iron Press in September. It’s an anthology of ‘place name’ limericks meaning they will all have a first line that ends with a UK county or city/ town/village. Poets were invited to submit limericks about their own current place of residence (we had to enter by post – no cheating allowed!) With that proviso, they could be on any subject we liked and be as silly as we fancied. And you know me; I love a silly limerick.

Finding a rhyme for Northumberland was quite a challenge so I’m dead chuffed to say that four of my limericks are going to be included! This may not sound like hugely exciting news but as it is my very first acceptance letter I felt I had to blog about it and I hope you’ll forgive me for jumping up and down a bit!


10 thoughts on “excitement!

  1. Stephanie

    Yay! Such good news!!! As soon as I saw this call I knew it was for you! I have had one accepted too which surprised me as limericks are not really the sort of thing I write, in fact I struggled to come up with the three I sent in! I think you have a niche!

    1. Maddy Post author

      Thanks! Nice to have a ‘yes’ letter although chances of me getting any more are exceedingly tiny unless I start making more submissions! It has given me a boost though!


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