I've been reading and selecting poems for And Other Poems for over five years now and while I'm not saying that there is only one way to send out a submission, I am extremely grateful to poets who send a submission in a certain way. Obviously, different places have different guidelines - which should be… Continue reading Submitting poems to online places
I had a bit of a chuckle at this Facebook post from poet and Editor of Prole magazine, Brett Evans: Are there any fellow editors out there who find submissions without so much as a hello rude? No cover letter or bio I can forgive but no hello! I know the work should speak for… Continue reading Dear Editors – Here are my Poems!
I've been ill with the first cold I've had in about two years, maybe longer. It was a stinker: constant sneezing, dripping nose, watering eyes. I was measuring out my life with soggy tissues. I've only just stopped feeling wretched. Somewhere in the foggy depths of my fuzziheadedness, I seem to recall receiving a very nice… Continue reading A quick update and a mention for Poetry Wales
It's the end of the first quarter of 2015 and I must admit that my New Year's Resolution to write for one hour every day has slipped a little. Argh! I've been writing in dribs and drabs but these little scraps don't add up to one hour each day. IamnotafailureIamnotafailure I keep telling myself. Of… Continue reading I am not a failure I am not a failure
Is this a thing? I think I'm experiencing it! I'm ploughing through my unfinished poems and despatching them to magazines at rates previously unknown to me. I have eight poems out with four different magazines. As most magazines take between 4 - 8 months to respond to submissions, I've decided to send them in twos… Continue reading Low Blogging Energy, High Writing Energy!