Essay Selected For Modern Dating Anthology

antique vintage typewriterMy essay, “Pick Ups at the Dog Park,” was selected last summer for publication in an anthology entitled, Rendezvous in the Rough: Essays from the 21st Century Dating Trenches. Six weeks later, my poetry manuscript was accepted for publication, and to be honest, with everything that was happening with the book, I forgot about the dating anthology.

A year passed. Eventually I remembered the anthology, but by then I figured it was dead. Which was disappointing, but what could I do?

Last week I received an email and guess what? The anthology has a publisher!

Dealing with topics such as online dating, sexting, and dating after divorce, the collection explores what has and hasn’t changed in how we date and find love in the 21st Century. Edited by Danita Berg and MacKenzie Jennings, the anthology will contain witty, wry, raw, insightful, and humorous essays on the modern, technology-enhanced dating experience. Which is funny because absolutely no technology, modern or otherwise, is involved in my story. Nevertheless, it’s a funny little tale.

As always, it’s an honor to have my work published, and I absolutely love the title. Don’t you?

After a year-long delay, the dating anthology is once again moving forward. Woohoo! I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.

Until next time,


About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
This entry was posted in Autism, My Life, News, Publications and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>