This morning, I approved the proofs for a submissions packet that will pitch “Ask Dr. Eldritch” as a syndicated column to 80 alternative newspapers in the US. This should come as no surprise, as I’ve been talking about doing this for two years. (Well, perhaps it is a little surprising that I actually did it, instead of merely talking about it endlessly.) These newspapers will receive the advice letters for the next six weeks, so they can see how great it is.
I considered waiting to announce this until I got my first acceptance, but this is an event worth noting. So let’s celebrate! Feel free to tip a tasty beverage in my honor, and if you’re in the Portland area, we could even do it together! If my column does get picked up (I imagine that my friends, especially my Writer Friends, know the odds of any query being accepted), then we’ll celebrate again!
So here’s hoping that I’ll add “Syndicated Columnist” to my résumé!