Friday, September 13, 2013

I Am On The Cover Of A National Magazine


Well, not me personally, but my writing.

The due-to-hit-the-newsstands-in-two-weeks November issue of Discover includes a piece I wrote. I was given a preview of the cover of that upcoming issue, and my piece is touted there as a come-on to potential readers. Need I tell you that I am thrilled? If so, I just did.

This marvelous news comes on the heels of selling a piece to the Boston Herald yesterday (publication some time next week, tentatively.) Combined with having another piece scheduled for Discover in December, and two pieces either scheduled or currently in Funny Times (including the October issue, now on sale), I am having freelance mini-orgasms.

I mention these because so many of you wondered, in comments, who had been silly enough to buy my scribblings (well, OK, you were polite and didn't put it that way, but I know what some of you were thinking.). Now you know. If you wish to reward the editors and publishers for making such bad decisions, you could go to the following websites and subscribe to the publications in question.

Discover magazine

Funny Times (If you go there and scroll down just a bit, you'll see me mentioned by name, the fools.)

The Boston Herald

Being the self-absorbed sort of idiot I am, you can rest assured I'll be back to tell you about each piece in detail as the actual print editions reach my sweaty hands. In the meantime, if you'd say a prayer for the folks who bought them from me, I'd appreciate it. It's obvious they need some help. In return, I'll say a prayer for you, because without your faithful reading and encouragement, I never would have had the balls to send stuff out to any editors in the first place.

Soon, with more better stuff.

31 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

Whoa, dude. You're mentioned like on the same page as Dave Barry. That makes you super-humorous!

(Can you tell that I like Dave Barry?)

Congrats Suldog. It's about time the rest of the world got to enjoy your writing!

Barbara Shallue said...

If you hadn't been laid off, you wouldn't have been desperate enough to risk sending your stuff out. Blessings in disguise! Congratulations!!

It's.a.crazy.world said...

What great news! Congratulations.. I look forward to reading your work!

Juli said...

Husband buys the Herald everyday. I'll have to look for it. Congrats!

Suldog said...

Likely on the op-ed page, Juli.

Buck said...

Very, very cool. I am MOST impressed and happy for ya. Keep on keepin' on, Jim. The best is yet to come.

CLR said...

Mini-orgasms? (pondering...)

Ami said...

I'm happy for you. I know it has to be a rush to see your article nationwide!

Jenny Woolf said...

Fantastic! Wonderful to have your writing out there on newsstands. Discover magazine looks very interesting. I have an idea that a version of it is available over here, might even be the same one. I will let you know if so!!

Shammickite said...

I haven't seen Discover or Funny Times, but it seems to me that the two magazines are at the opposite ends of the magazine spectrum, so to speak! And of course I have heard of the Boston Herald but can't get it here..... so I have to congratulate you on your ongoing success, even though I can't actually read any of your articles. I'll keep my eye out for Discover.... maybe I can read your article if I go to Chapters or Amazon, then I won't have to spend any money. Did I ever tell you I'm really really cheap?
Well done!

Carolina said...

Whayhay!!! Congratulations. Great news. I'm proud to sort of know you :-) How very, very cool! I'm so happy for you.

Alison said...

Congratulations!! Well deserved - I knew you were awesome, this just proves it!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Sarge and I are both impressed that you and Dave Barry are mentioned on the same cover.
Sarge forgot to mention you both have blogs on the same Internet.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations!!

messymimi said...

Good for you!!!

Yes, i'll pray, that they continue to buy (i like your writing, really), and that you end up making a great living by writing from here on out, if that's what you want to do.

lime said...

that's GREAT news! congratulations!

Michelle H. said...

Congrats!

Craig said...

Well, at least now you'll be able to prove you existed. . .

Seriously, that is WAY cool. I'm. . . well, not envious, exactly, but. . . well, I can just imagine how you must feel. (And, you know, 'mini-orgasms' is a very, uh, descriptive turn of phrase. . .)

silly rabbit said...

That is so awesome! Yet, it does not surprise me. I think you are a wonderful writer, Jim. Congratulations!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I forgot to mention I have links to both Suldog's blog and Dave Barry's blog on my blog and Suldog gets top billing.

Joan said...

Very cool indeed!!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations, Jim!

Suldog said...

Shhhhhh! Don't let Dave know!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Uncle Rick

Hilary said...

And Bruce Cameron too. He's been a long time favourite humour writer of mine.. even before I knew you.. and Frank!

I'm so thrilled for you, Jim. :)

Lowandslow said...

How cool is that! Congratulations. Just don't forget your friends on the way up. *wink*

S

Daryl said...

yahoooooooo .... just forwarded this to Toonman

Lil said...

Congratulations!!! We all knew you had it in you.

Sandy Kessler said...

I know that guy

Absolut Ruiness said...

You deserve it all and more Jim! Congratulations!

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

WOO HOO!!!! Great news my friend and every single publication gets you that many more credits to your name making it even easier to get MORE credits to your name. Snowball seems to be growing, so excited and happy for you! Congratulations!