Another screw up. …Crap
I got my MCC artist fellowship application done, got the submission all set to go, printed it, and hand delivered it to the office. I was worrying that I was missing something, but I looked over those submission guidelines numerous times and didn’t see anything about a cover page. Looking over them yet again, I noticed that they ask for a printed copy of your work summary with the manuscript. Somehow I didn’t see that at all before. The way these things go, I probably disqualified myself right there.
All I can say is, oh well. I didn’t think this submission would actually get me a grant. I only submitted it because I’d decided I was going to. That’s all. The end.
It’s possible that the first formation of the collected Another Life tales is the only good that will come out of this… plus the discovery of a place where I can print manuscripts cheaply! As opposed to the $.50 per page that I’ve been spending…
I feel a little stupid for having done this. EVERYONE knows, read the submission guidelines carefully because if you don’t follow them they are not going to consider your work. And yet… I somehow managed to skip over that one step when reading them over and over and over. Seems unnecessarily silly, to me.
It’s done now. So, on to February. In between work and turning 25, I am going to spend much more of my free time working on writing.
I always say that, but this time I mean it!
The “cover sheet”? If anything more than that, my submission is disqualified too. If by “work summary”, you mean the 1500 character description, I didn’t include that either…..Hah! Let’s hope that doesn’t disqualify the submissions….I can’t imagine we’re the only writers who missed that, even though we re-read the guidelines ad infinitum.
Glad you got your “Another Life” Micros project further along. I have 15 poems (most of them unpublished) now to send off to literary journals….
A writer’s work is never done….so it’s a good thing we love what we do!!