Anyway, I am taking about a week off of blogging to deal with some special circumstances…and also to do some planning for the blog. Flying by the seat of my pants each week, while somewhat exhilarating, is also pretty stressful.
I’ll be posting the week after next Day 3. For those who have trouble with dates—like me—that would be the 5th of March.
GOOD NEWS (well, at least I think it’s exciting ^_^’):
I’ve been compiling a poetry magazine database, creating lists of matching poems, noting deadlines and recording them in a file, etc…all to submit poetry. It’s been SO much more work than I ever would have thought it’d be, but it’s rewarding to do something that I love to do—which is write poetry.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve submitted poetry to Devozine, Alive Now, and Wicked Alice. Yay!! My next move to submit will likely be to Nerve Cowboy and/or Arsenic Lobster.
Welp, we’ll see how it all turns out. I’m hopeful everything will be accepted, but alas, the writing industry is full of rejection and disappointment.
The wait for Wicked Alice is ~3 months, and the wait for the other two is an excruciatingly long 6-8 months (they let you know if it’s accepted 1-2 months before publication of whichever theme mag you submitted to, and I submitted to the Nov/Dec 2013 theme).
Also, even though it wasn’t a requirement listed in their guidelines, I completely forgot to put my email contact in my submission to Wicked Alice! O_O *facepalm*I mean, I emailed the submission so it isn’t like it’s impossible to find…but magazine editors are finicky about loads of things and this might be one of them.
P.S. If you’re interested in devouring some poetry, you can find Wicked Alice online here: <wickedalicezine.tumblr.com/>