I submitted my last column last night.
I've had a monthly column in our local daily newspaper for the last two years. Every couple years they put out a call for some new blood, and now there's a new editor to boot. In other words, she didn't pick me before, so I don't think my chances of being picked again are very good. They even extended the deadline, to encourage more applicants. Which leads me to believe she is not going to renew any of the current crop.
Oh well, it was a good learning experience. I've got two years' worth of clips, even one reprint. Some nice feedback from readers.
Time to move on. And up!