My poem, Vampiric Fluff, is online at Adventures for the Average Woman. You should read it — really. It’s pretty lighthearted and funny. I wrote it on a lark, but when I re-read it months later I went, ‘Hey, people could read this and interpret it to mean blah blah blah’. What’s on the surface was my intent, but hey, if you can find more meaning to it than that more power to you 🙂
When Laurie Notch emailed me this morning to let me know the online version of the magazine was live and the hardcopies in the mail, she said, “ was down in DC and Philly plugging for the magazine and already I got some wonderful commentary on your work.”
This is a great way to start a day 🙂
I just heard back from Mr. Boven at Twenty3 Magazine regarding which poems of mine he’s accepted. One of my poems about the genocide in Rwanda, ‘And the Machete Falls’ was accepted and another, far lighter, rictameter entitled ‘Coffee’ is also potentially going to be printed as well, to “bring in a lighter side to your page as well”. To my page — how sexy is that? I’m so excited!
My Rwandan inspired poetry is some of my best work in my opinion and is definitely the poetry I am the proudest of, and the happiest to see find an audience.
And I get a page!
Dude — instant win 😉
My poem, ‘The Whip’ has been accepted for publication at WildChildPublishing.com and ‘Snowflakes’ was accepted there as well. The Whip has not been published anywhere else, but ‘Snowflakes’ was printed in Storyteller magazine a couple months ago.
I really love it when my work is reprinted because it means that more than just one editor enjoyed it, which for obvious reasons, holds no small amount of appeal 🙂
The Whip is one of my fetish-y poems so I wasn’t sure if I ought to announce its acceptance here or not, but since I’m not exactly overflowing with publishing credits for children’s literature, I think it’s safe 🙂 In fact, I’ve really stopped writing stuff for kids that have an intended audience other than my daughter, nieces and nephews — I need to focus on my Haven stories or they’ll never get finished.
Back to the topic at hand however, yay for more acceptances! At this rate I’m going to have to stop referring to myself as a freelance writer and start calling myself a poet 😉
More good news! My poem, Vampiric Fluff, has been accepted for inclusion in Adventures for the Average Woman. Yay! I’m not sure when it’s due to be published, but I’m pretty happy just the same. I really enjoy being accepted by publications that offer contributors copies — I still get a huge thrill out of seeing my name in print.
I think it’s interesting that I am having so much success with my poetry, it’s something I thought I did well in junior high school but then as I got older my faith in my ability to write poetry faded. It’s quite surreal to see that other people like what I write, and very, very rewarding.