- Foxes by Jamieson Ridenhour: It only took me a couple of verses before I realized this was something special. It’s a very easy poem: easy in language and tone and movement, but it’s also highly controlled. I felt it drag a little in places, but the close was pitch perfect.
- Dust by Michael Meyerhofer: You should also check out The Trouble with Hammers.
- After Ever After has been quietly open to submissions for over a week now and so far we’ve bought 2 pieces: Mr. Lumans’ Norwegian Futurists and a brilliant bit of flash by Ms. Tina Connolly which will appear at a later date. Gratuitous link to guidelines. I’ve thought about contacting Ralan and Duotrope, but I don’t think we qualify as a magazine for the purposes of their listings.
- Speaking of magazines, Mythic Delirium’s reading period just opened.
- Every Thursday I have the following conversation with myself:
I need to write a new poem to post on the blog.
A good poem or bad poem?
A good poem. Why would I want to write a bad poem?
But if you write a good poem, shouldn’t you submit it to a magazine first and maybe get paid for it and receive the glorious, GLORIOUS gratification of third party affirmation?
Third party? Seriously?
I’m still having bar flash backs. NO JUDGIES
Okay. So you’re saying if I write more good poems and then submit them to magazines and sell them, I’ll have more discretionary income to buy reprints and original work for the blog and in that way I will be serving the blog’s larger purpose which justifies not writing a good original piece for the blog and instead posting either an old poem which no one wanted to buy or a previously published poem despite the fact that it probably doesn’t quite meet the aesthetic standards I’m applying to submitted work.
Yes, because that reasoning sounds logical and in no way completely selfish and narcissistic and we, of all people who use the royal we, are in no way selfish and narcissistic.
- Apparently numbered lists start over and I am not smart enough to figure a way around it.