A short poem of mine about the crescent moon has been accepted for publication in Highights for Children. I believe this is the 12th poem of mine that has been purchased by Highlights (including two for Highlights Hello and one for Highlights High Five), fulfilling an arbitrary goal I set for myself when I first started submitting earlier this decade.

I was thrilled to learn that six of my poems made the long list in the YorkMix children's poetry competition. Of the 560 poems submitted by 225 different poets, 77 poems by 54 poets made it to the long list. I'm crossing my fingers to make it to the short list (which will have about 40 poems on it) and then, who knows? It would be great to win, but whatever happens, I'm glad I made it this far.