Encourage: 1. to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence.
2. to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.
I have been given the sincere honour of being asked to submit poems to The Northerly again, by my poetry lecturer, via my marked creative assignment. I am stoked and thrilled to bits about this.
I feel very privileged to be given a firm lift into the publishing world and a chance to be read by many people who I assume will appreciate doing so.
Even more gratifying is this: I have earned it.