I heard somewhere that baseball players turn their socks inside out before a game, to ensure good success (this might be completely off base – apologies for the bad pun!) I’ve never heard of such a ritual for good luck in the writing world. But personally, when I send off a submission by post, I have my own little ritual – a kiss on the envelope for good luck. Fair enough, I haven’t noticed any improvement in my chances with a submission when I do it, and in fact, I’m more of a cynic than a superstitious type of person, but it’s become something of a habit for me over the years. Maybe I’m simply too sensitive. I think I’ll just go off and write some poems about sunsets and serene oceans now…!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.wordpress.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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