Yesterday I received my two free author copies of The Petigru Review. It felt good to hold a big chunk of a book in my hands, flip to the table on contents, and see my name listed three times. The $15 I made in "royalties" felt good, too. It brought the total profits from my writing to date up to $115. What a lucrative career choice I've made for myself...
Obviously I'm not in it for the money. It's more the satisfaction of knowing someone else read my writing and thought other people would like it, too. That feels good. And it also feels good to be published in a literary journal named for James L. Petigru, SC stateman, who famously said "South Carolina is too small to be a republic, and too large to be an insane asylum." I love my adopted state, but as a born and bred Tarheel, I do snicker (quietly) to myself whenever I hear that quote.
I had hoped that I could brag that it was now available on amazon.com, but it isn't yet. It is, however, available at a local bookstore, Fiction Addiction.
I'm only doing my due dilligence by pointing out that it would fill a stocking nicely and would most certainly impress all your book-loving friends with its sophisticated, artsy, literary-journalness. Plus, I have it on good authority that you might even persuade one of the contibutors to autograph your copy. :-)