I hope you and yours are coping as well as you can with COVID-19.

Two things:

#1. This is last call for this site—I will be retiring peachseedmonkey.com by March 1, 2021.

You haven’t heard from me in a while on this site because, as many of you know, I have a NEW site: anitagailjones.com. Please! Click the link at end of this post and visit/subscribe.

#2. I’ve been on pins and needles for five months. Back in August I entered the manuscript into the contest: Pen/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. The prize is $25,000 and publication by Algonquin in Chapel Hill, N.C. (which happens to me my dream publisher🤩). My manuscript has not been rejected yet, so that’s all I need to hold on to hope!

I so appreciate all of you for sticking with me through the YEARS of getting to this point. Whatever the outcome of this contest, the dang novel is finished and I’m not giving up on finding a publisher, and keeping everything crossed for good news on the near horizon for Peach Seed Monkey. 🤞🏾

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Thanks so much!