Friday, August 23, 2013

Magic of the Corn

Okay, so back in October of 2009 I wrote a little story that I called “Children of the Corn” for my blog. It was just some of my childhood memories of growing up on the farm. I’ve always been rather fond of that little piece. I can’t remember when the idea first struck me to submit it to a magazine to see if they would publish it, but I suppose it’s been in the back of my mind for a long time.

Well, back in January of this year I came across a publication called Country magazine. I can’t remember where I came across that either. Anyway, I thought that sounded like a likely place to publish a story about growing up on the farm, so I looked them up online and found that you could submit things to them via email. So on January 26 I emailed them a copy, not really expecting anything.

Yesterday, August 22, I received a big envelope in the mail with a return address that said “Country.” I opened it up and sure enough, there was a letter informing me that they had accepted my story along with a copy of the issue that it is now published in, the September 2013 issue of Country Extra. I was so excited! I opened up the magazine and found my story on page 47. Granted, what they actually printed is a largely chopped and edited version of what I submitted, but it’s pretty cool seeing my name in there.

Anyway, here’s a scanned copy of page 47 of the September 2013 issue of Country Extra magazine, which features a story called “Magic of the Corn”, story by Steven Brandt, Minden, Nebraska. The photo is not mine, but I kind of like it.

Click here to view my original posting of “Children of the Corn.”

Country Magazine Sept 2013 issue

Psalms 13:5-6 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. NIV

Psalms 16:2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” ESV

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!!!
    And to think six years ago writing was the farthest thing from your mind, and look at you now! :)