‘Dawn’ Published at Mookychick!

I am proud to share my poem, Dawn, is published at Mookychick, an online magazine of mystics, poets, and divine writers!

Mookychick is a “passion project done for the love, not the money . . . Mookychick is like water – babbling, tranquil, charged, unquiet, delicate, ferocious, restorative and deep. Its spirit is both flowers and owls. We are a watering hole where all come to drink, with a focus on meaningful empowerment and sex, body and mind positivity in every aspect of alternative culture.”

Folklore and magic are a part of my life. After cooking at a witch camp in 2019 and experiencing the culture of ritual, song, dance, astrology, and tarot card reading, Mookychick embodied the life I lived among the teachers and students of the mystic and divine, and many of the musings and stories I carry with me day to day.

Curiously, in a fit of writer’s obstinacy, I submitted first a poem to Mookychick I knew would be rejected many months ago. I wanted the poem to be good enough; I wanted the poem to fit the feel of Mookychick yet, ultimately, I knew the outcome of my query before I received the rejection letter.

I challenged myself to write something worthy of this feminist journal. Places that harbor and share beautiful writing look only for beautiful writing.

To fully understand the style and topic Mookychick looks for, I did something I have often seen listed as must-do advice for writers submitting to new places, but often something I used to neglect to carry out thoroughly.

I spent a day browsing Mookychick’s creative writing archives, encountering writers with fairytales and dark lore flowing from their pens. I bathed in style and poetic topic and then I wrote my poem. This time I sent in my writing with confidence I had done all I could, as a writer, to send writing Mookychick wanted to share.

Today I am writing this.

I am heartened to know I cannot meet success with every poem I submit. Rejection is my reason to learn and evolve and turn those rejections into better writing.

Like the dawn, I will continue to rise, be it for awe or for worse.

Thank you for your encouragement and for holding a space for me to share my creative writing endeavors! Please enjoy Dawn and find your reason to keep rising.

When I was born

Too many stars winked in the sky and

The ocean almost drowned in moons . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your beautiful thoughts!

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko on Unsplash

Subscribe to Nin Chronicles on Patreon for exclusive writing!

54 thoughts on “‘Dawn’ Published at Mookychick!

Add yours

  1. I love that you shared the tale of what got you to this moment, it makes it all the more special with an added tale of success and perseverance. I’m glad you got something published by them! It’s a beautiful poem! x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congratulations on your success! This is certainly a beautiful poem, and one that moved me. Your take on rejection is also brilliant, we should never take it as a step back, but instead learn from it. We can only improve and do better! Thank you for sharing x

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Congratulations on getting Dawn published! Oooh I get you about passion project being done out of love. If you happen to make money, it is a bonus but it is not the main focus. It’s great that your challenge paid off! You’re great at writing and glad you love it too! Rejection is part of life, rejection can set you up for success in the future. That’s how I feel – makes me want to do better next time!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Congrats, on getting published. The way you described your writing journey and learnings is so mystical. The pain you endured due to rejection had made you a better writer. Your poem is amazing in which there are hope and pain. How beautifully you are intrigued by nature and her realities. Loved the poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Congratulations on your success! I think you have a great attitude. I’m always trying to look at rejections as a necessary milestone on the journey of becoming a better writer, but it can be a hard thing to do.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Congrats on getting published at Mookychick with such a wonderful poem too. But I really love your comment, “Rejection is my reason to learn and evolve and turn those rejections into better writing.” That’s such a positive message, Jaya, thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Aww!! This one stole my heart!! I got my daily dose of serenity after reading this masterpiece. I know, I have been away for a while for some personal reasons, but believe me, I always turn to your writings whenever in need of tranquility.

    And I so loved your optimistic approach towards rejection. Congratulations on this beautiful success!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I love when you said, “rejection is my reason to learn and evolve” it’s such a good way of handling setbacks. The eager we learn and determined to be better, the less there is to care for losses because we only see them as a means to further improve ourselves 😊 Congratulations again, Jaya! You did it so well this time. xx

    Liked by 1 person

Share your feelings with me

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: