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!


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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

    Off to visit Mary now :)

    Join me at the Rule of Three Writers' Blogfest!

  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.

  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.

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

  11. Oh, fantastic! Many many congratulations! xx

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

    You deserve allllllllllllll of the kudos and MORE!

  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. :)

  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

  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).


  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.

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

  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!!

  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.

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

    Tossing It Out

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

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

  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!

  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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