Patience = Payoff

—From Cathy

Writers,

What’s the longest you’ve waited to see a piece of your work in print?

TWO YEARS ago Karen and I were notified that we would have stories in same issue of Gargoyle, an international literary magazine published by Paycock Press. Of course, this was during the height of the pandemic and, understandably, all did not go as planned.

Anyway, the wait is over and we’re so excited to both have a story in this terrific anthology! Gargoyle Magazine #75 is a massive (nearly 500-pages!) collection of some incredible fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by a diverse group of authors. Publisher Richard Peabody started this publication way back in 1976 and it’s still going strong. Check it out, and grab a copy if you’re so inclined.

And if you’re waiting to hear from a publisher, or to read galleys, or to actually hold a piece of your own writing in your hands, we wish you all the patience and persistence necessary to see it through. With writing, we all know, sometimes it’s all about the work. Sometimes it’s all about the wait.

We hope your writing is going well—that it’s as fun as a summer party, as fruitful as a peach pie, as easy-flowing as a dog on a surfboard…okay, that’s enough.

Have a great summer,

Cathy

2 thoughts on “Patience = Payoff”

  1. Congratulations! Mine was in Gargoyle 74. I wonder why they only print some author’s names on the back cover, and not all of them? Any ideas?

    1. Karen here: My name wasn’t on the back cover of Issue 74, either. I had a story in it. I think maybe the cover just isn’t large enough?

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