If we lived in London…

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As a writer, one receives many more rejections than acceptances or prizes. I say this as an author with five published stories and with first prizes for short fiction and mystery from the Maryland Writers’ Association, as well as with a small-press debut novel favorably reviewed in a respected source (in the Washington Independent Review of Books, here, in case you haven’t read it). But one of my favorite accolades as a writer came in the form of the email invitation below to an event last September. If we lived in London, we certainly would have attended. (Even living on this side of the ocean, we might have attended but for Todd’s teaching schedule and my sister’s nearness to death.) Clearly, the crew at the London-based Erotic Review Magazine are fun people.

If you haven’t read my humorous story “Incorrigible” in their magazine, you may do so here.

(Photo of the Polish Club, above, from suggest-keywords.com)

Dear Contributor and/or Friend of the Erotic Review,

We’re celebrating our 21st Birthday at ThePolish Club, 55 Prince’s Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PG.
The party starts at 7pm on Wednesday 21st September and there’ll be a few short speeches, a burlesque performance, canapés and plenty of vodka cocktails. And dancing later on if we can still stand up.
We really hope you’ll be able to come: if you can, please RSVP to editorial@ermagazine.org (just put ‘ACCEPT’ in the subject box) and we’ll put you on the list. Please either print out the invitation attached (or have it on your mobile) to bring along on the night.
Looking forward very much to seeing you then,
Jamie & Lisa
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