My system for keeping tracks of poetry submissions is a spreadsheet-free zone. It involves paper, pen and coloured pencils. It isn't for everyone but it works for me and I thought I'd share it with you. First, I keep track of all of my submissions in a little book. It was a freebie from a… Continue reading My Poetry Submissions System
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… 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!