"Cages" Published In Germ Magazine!

Hello friends! Some lovely news for you - I've been published again, this time in the lovely Germ online magazine. I'm quite excited about this; it's the first time I've been published in a magazine specifically for high schoolers. I had lots of fun scrolling through all the different sections - if you have a few minutes, it's truly worth reading not just the Lit part, but also looking through the others as well. There are some great articles. My piece is a poem entitled "Cages" - it's been on the blog for Friday Poetry before, but the version in Germ is an updated and revised one, so do check it out and let me know what you think! Here's the link - the lovely Rachel Kertz supplied an amazing photograph to go with it that wonderfully captures the essence of the poem, and I was so happy to see that.

Tomorrow I'll also be posting a brand-new piece, so look forward to that! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far. x

Thoughts on Forever Featured on Inkblots & Typing Spots!

Hey everyone! Recently I had the pleasure of corresponding with Colette, one of the editors at the lovely literary magazine Inkblots and Typing Spots. Inkblots is a magazine featuring young and aspiring authors' work; I submitted a poem I wrote a couple weeks ago, Thoughts on Forever, for consideration, and I'm very happy and proud to say that it was published to the e-zine on Saturday!

Understandably, Thoughts on Forever was edited before it was posted, and I think that the changes not only made the poem much better, but also changed the theme slightly, so that comparing the older to the newer version is quite intriguing. So if you guys are interested in seeing it, here is the version I originally posted on my blog, and right here is where the newer version is posted on Inkblots and Typing Spots. 

Let me know what you think - did the changes make the poem better? Worse? As you know, I'm always open to feedback from you all! Also, don't forget to check in tomorrow for a song snippet or chapter 5 of Paper Wings... haven't decided yet, but definitely all good stuff, yes? ;)

love, Topaz