So a while back, a call for papers went out for a special issue of a small journal. (By small I mean SMALL, i.e., articles come in at around 8 pages or so.) Now, the special issue had a theme that entirely fits some work I'd done already, and so I knew I should submit something. And yet, I was not optimistic that this would become a publication - not at all - as I've had a somewhat ambivalent relationship with the community of scholars who work on this particular topic. (By ambivalent, I mean exactly that, in that I've gotten some amazing mentorship from these people but at the same time they have shunned me in recent years, I think maybe because my scholarship has veered away from this topic and so I'm not a This Topic Scholar exclusively, if that makes sense, which it may not since I can't actually write about this in a non-anonymizing way.) But so anyway, since I wasn't feeling optimistic, I forced myself to put something together to submit for consideration but also I didn't spend very much time doing so, as I felt like I'd be pissed off if I wasted days and days putting the thing together just for it to be rejected. So I spent about three hours. And I sent it off.
Today I heard back about it. I'm in! I'm in! Another publication on the CV! Yippee!
3 years ago