Monday, June 11, 2018

Selected works for Minnie's Diary-Issue I

     A huge congratulation's to everyone who was selected by the judges. The work is stunning and we are thrilled to have you all be part of the inaugural issue. We have refrained from listing the names of writers, as we have only just sent out notifications. The names of the pieces are no particular order. Also, the pieces selected to be nominated for a Pushcart have also been indicated.

"Where you end and Where I begin"
"Blender" & "Place of Flat Water" (Pushcart)
"Dear John" & "In the Hospital"
"The Bully" & "Gareth"
"Not your Slave Master"
"Watch your Back"
"Understanding Intimacy"
"How the Story Goes", "Drowning Double" & 
"Naming Mother Bi-Polar" (Pushcart)
"A History of Deaths"
"Tinnitus" & "Marriage"
"Even a Little"
"The Market Rules Us All"
"Havana Soil", "Under the Sun" & "Little People" (Pushcart)
"A Fashion Statement" & "The Granny Gene"
"Too Early Transition"
"Drowned Relief"
"Slices of Secrets"
"I Went to the City Today"
"Nobody Knows Anyone" & "Slammed Doors"
"My Father Taught Me Three Rules To Live By", 
"My Father Speaks After Too Much To Drink or Tuesday" 
& "The Knowledge of a Rainbow" (Pushcart)
"Phantom Limbs", "Second Selves" & 
"Prescription" (Pushcart)
"The Burning Question"
"Watching, to know Love" & "The Cutting"
"The Cult Follower" (Pushcart)

Friday, June 8, 2018


All notifications have gone out. 
Please check your spam/junk folders and watch your mailboxes.
Thank you for submitting such amazing work.
A list of pieces to be included in the first issue of Minnie's Diary will be posted next week.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Notifications starting to go out

Notifications will begin going out today.
Thank you for your patience and thank you to everyone who submitted entries.

The judges, editors and owner of Proper Publishing, Mrs. Lewis, have all been shocked at the quality of work sent in and although we would love to include every piece, we must adhere to the strictest of content guidelines, which we feel is the best way to honor Minnie Hatfield's life.

If your work did not get accepted, please understand it is NOT a reflection of your writing abilities. We encourage you to submit different work to Minnie's Diary when it is time for Issue II. Every piece we read was truly stunning.

  Minnie Hatfield 1942-1994