When the prolific poet, David W. McFadden, won the 2014 Giller Prize for Excellence in Poetry for What’s the Score? (Mansfield, 2013), my first poetry manuscript was still out in left field without a literary home.
“David,” I asked, “what advice can you give me?”
“Just keep writing and sending them out.”
David was right. I kept writing and sending them out. Eventually I scored.