A few quick updates…

Things are moving slowly but surely in the world of research. Here are two quick updates.

First, Dr. Deane Aikins, an expert in the field of PTSD in combat veterans, has agreed to be interviewed for this project. He has done extensive work with the military, both in examination and in various treatment methodologies. His input will be invaluable.

Second, it looks like I’m to have to cross Houghton Mifflin Harcourt off of the list of possible houses to publish my work.  According to their FAQ, “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt regrets that we can no longer consider unsolicited poetry. Since our poetry publishing program is quite small, we have decided to reserve it for the authors to whom Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has already made a commitment. Please seek out resources like Poet’s Market if you want to pursue publication.”

Ah well. There are still plenty of avenues to take with this.


About Joseph F. Berenato

Joseph F. Berenato obtained a B.A. in English and spent four years as the entertainment editor of The Hammonton Gazette before returning to his roots at his family's blueberry farm in Hammonton, NJ. In 2014, Joe conceived, edited, and contributed to New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics. In addition to The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes, he co-edited two Star Wars volumes for Sequart with Rich Handley, with a third in the works. Joe wrote the introduction for IDW Publishing's Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 as well as retrospective essays for that company’s Star Trek #50 and their forthcoming Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular. He also contributed to ATB Publishing's Star Trek anthology Outside In Boldly Goes. He holds a Master of Arts in Writing from Rowan University, and is adjunct professor with Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ, where he teaches freshman composition and serves as advisor for the school’s newspaper, the Atlantic Cape Review.
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5 Responses to A few quick updates…

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  2. It’s excellent that you’ve already gotten an interview candidate lined up. How did you meet and make contact with him?

    I haven’t yet figured out who I’m going to be trying to interview, since I have been focused more on my readings and field research. I took a rather enlightening trip to a museum and I’ve got another planned tomorrow to, believe it or not, a hockey game. It’ll be interesting to immerse myself in a live gathering of sports culture in that way.

  3. jkmartin25 says:

    Ah, that stinks about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt not accepting poetry solicitations any more. Have you found a new publication to query? Whoever says “yes” to you surely won’t regret it! Great work so far.

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