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How it feels to get your writing published for the first time

Iain Broome
Iain Broome
1 min read

There are so many writers either just starting out or right in the middle of their quest to get published. But what does it feel like when you eventually get there and how do you keep your feet on the ground?

In this episode I chat to Donna Sørensen, who started writing poetry this time last year and ended 2010 with four of her poems published in a range of literary journals. We talk about the highs, the lows and the feeling you get when it all comes together.

You can also download an audio version of this episode, if that’s more your bag. All feedback on the format of this episode more than welcome.

About Donna Sørensen

Donna Sørensen has spent most of the last 10 years living around Europe and North America. She currently lives in Dublin and works as Events and Publicity Manager for The O’Brien Press, having previously worked at the Irish Writers’ Centre. Her poems have appeared in Southword, Wordlegs and will appear in next issues of Poetry Ireland Review and The Stinging Fly.


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I'm the author of the novel, A is for Angelica. Every week, I send Draft Mode, a newsletter full of tips and tools that help you improve your craft and promote your writing.