And what’s even better than being asked to submit the essay by the editor in person? Getting an equally enthusiastic response from the journal’s anonymous reader. The most important point in the reader’s comments was that I had managed to make a linguistic paper readable. That has always been my goal: to take something that I’m truly passionate about, but which (in the wrong hands) quickly becomes overwhelming or dry as dust, and often both. So I’m really pleased to hear an opinion that mine are the right hands for the subject matter. :)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Attercops, coming soon!
I am happy to keep a promise by announcing the good news: “Dwarves, Spiders, and Murky Woods: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Wonderful Web of Words”, the paper I gave at the C.S. Lewis & Inklings Society conference in Oklahoma City this past April, has been accepted for publication. The paper, with one or two small revisions, will appear in the next issue of Mythlore, coming this October. I have written book reviews for Mythlore for a couple of years now, but this will be the first piece of original scholarship I’ve had published there.