Monday, October 3, 2011

Cat Fancy Article

I got such a thrill this weekend, as for the first time (and hopefully not the last!), I was able to go to a bookstore and buy something that contains a piece of my writing!

Back in June, I learned that a query I sent to Cat Fancy magazine had been accepted, and just signing a writing contract was a dream come true for me. I knew my article was scheduled to be published in the November issue, so for months now I have been dying for that issue to hit the stands. Sure enough, now it has!

The articles are not online, but I could not resist taking a screenshot of the table of contents on the magazine's website. If you look closely, you'll see my name under Rescue of the Month on page 10!



This article means a lot to me, not only because it is my first paid print publishing credit, but also because it is about Tabby's Place, a cat sanctuary I learned about through Best Friends. I totally fell in love with the sanctuary when I wrote about it for the Best Friends site, and I'm thrilled to have the chance to give Tabby's more publicity through this article, as I think they do amazing work.

I have to admit I've been on a high all weekend since I saw this magazine on the stands, and I hope I don't come down any time soon. :D

I'm so grateful to have the chance to share this publishing milestone with so many wonderful blogger buddies. It's a great thing to be able to travel on this writing journey with all of you, and I hope we all have many successes to share in the months and years ahead! :)

And speaking of successes, my friend M. Pax is throwing a party today to celebrate the publication of her novelette, Semper Audacia!!  I'm sending huge congratulations and giving her a standing ovation, and I can't wait to party with her later today. Woo-hoo Mary!

27 comments:

  1. Congrats! Hope there are champagne and chocolate in your near future ;-)

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  2. How exciting, Julie! Congratulations! I'm actually waiting to hear back from Dog Fancy regarding a querie I sent them. Wish me luck.

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  3. @Katie, thank you!! And this definitely calls for champagne and chocolates, I need to get on that LOL.

    @Tim, thanks so much!

    @Kara, oh, that's great you sent a query to Dog Fancy, I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!!! Good luck!!! Thanks for the congrats, I appreciate it!

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  4. This is so great. Congratulations. Getting your first paid published story and having it come out in a magazine is such an awesome feeling.

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  5. Congratulations, it's always exciting to see our work in print! Here's to much more published works :)

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  6. Congratulations! Now that's a wonderful way to celebrate a weekend. :)

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  7. Congrats on the publication!! You must be so happy.

    Off to visit Mary now :)
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  8. @Carrie, thank you! It really does feel so great.

    @Joanne, thanks so much, I hope so! :)

    @Madeline, it really was, thank you!!

    @Damyanti, thanks, I appreciate it, I'm still so thrilled about it.

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS! There's almost nothing as exhilarating as seeing your byline in a magazine for the first time. I hope you get to see it again many many more times.

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  10. WA-HOO! Good for you! Congrats, and thanks for sharing this high. It's great to see!

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  11. Oh, fantastic! Many many congratulations! xx

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  12. Concatulations!!! That is BEYOND exciting!!!!!!

    You deserve allllllllllllll of the kudos and MORE!

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  13. @Susan, thank you!! I hope so too, thanks so much!

    @ER, thanks, I was so thrilled to share it! :)

    @Talli, thank you!

    @Tara, thanks so much!

    @Caren, thank you! And thanks to Cody too, I hope he approves of the article LOL. :)

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  14. Congratulations Julie! This is only the beginning of many wonderful things headed your way! What makes this even more special is that it is for such a worthwhile cause! Julie

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  15. How exciting! I hope you bought more than one copy of the magazine. One to thumb through and a few to save. Yay, you are now officially a professional writer. :)

    Also, I love your new profile pic. (even though Clancy still refuses to look at the camera).

    Congratulations!

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  16. Aww, thanks, Julie. And woo hoo to you! That's fabulous news. I will make a note on my list to pick up Cat Fancy on Friday when I go to petsmart for cat supplies. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it.

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  17. Congratulations! I can't wait to check out your article..I love Tabby's Place! I was just there for Catoberfest this weekend :)

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  18. @Julie, thank you so much, I sure hope it is just the beginning. Thank you, that's so nice of you to say.

    @LG, thanks!! I did buy more than one, I admit. :D Oh, and thank you about the pic. Clancy was too busy eying my sister's cat to look at the camera LOL.

    @Yvonne, thank you, I really appreciate it!

    @Mary, thanks, and you're very welcome! I hope you like the article, thanks so much.

    @Catsparella, oh, thanks!! I agree, I totally love Tabby's, I hope I can actually visit there in person someday!

    @N.Scott, thank you!!

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  19. How exciting to see the magazine on the stands! Congratulations, Julie. Keep basking in the glory of your first paid publication. The magazine looks great too.
    xoRobyn

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  20. What great news! A big concatulations to you.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  21. @Robyn, thank you! I am still basking, definitely! :D

    @Lee, thanks so much! LOL about the concatulations, cute! :)

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  22. Congrats! That's so awesome! I know how excited you must be. In July I had a story published in Highlights, and I made my sister go with me to B&N to take a picture of me buying "my" magazine. :-)

    Hopefully this was just the first of many for both of us!

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  23. @Jocelyn, thanks! Oh, that's a great idea to have your pic taken, I might have to go buy another copy of this now LOL. And congrats on having your article published, that's awesome!! It made me smile to think of Highlights, I absolutely loved that when I was a kid. How great that you were published there. Thanks again!!

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