Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Not as Single Spies...

But in battalions! Or at least in duos.

I learned last night that my sonnet "Langham's Pond" (#225, from December 4, 2006) will be published in the next issue of the speculative fiction/poetry publication Aberrant Dreams. Not only that, but they're paying me a dollar a line for it! Paid poetry--nothing to sneeze at, you know.

If I read them right the poetry only appears in the webzine version of the mag (with an option for print, though it doesn't sound like they typically do that), so I'll post a link here when it's up, which should be at the end of January or early February. Of course I like having a paper-bound copy to hold in my grubby paws, but still--fourteen bucks! :)

Two poetry publications, and not even through the first month of the year. I hope it's an omen. Guess I'd better send some more stuff out!

Monday, January 14, 2008

And Now for Some Good News...

Success! This weekend I learned that one of my sonnets, "Noir, #28" (from May 21, 2006) was selected as a finalist in The Formalist's 2007 Howard Nemerov Annual Sonnet Competition! Though it did not win the grand prize (which was literally a grand--$1000), as a finalist it will be published in the 2008 issue of Measure: an Annual Review of Formal Poetry. The Formalist and Measure have previously published poetry by such luminaries as Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur, Miller Williams, X. J. Kennedy, and Sonnet Boy poetry-hero Jack Butler. So it's kind of a big deal.

The issue containing my poem will be out in late spring or early summer, according to my acceptance letter. I'm not sure what stores carry it, but I am sure it'll be available through their website. Oh, and I took the sonnet down from The Sonnet Project when I entered it in the contest. So look for it in print!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Unsplendid Indeed

Well, I finally received my rejection from Unsplendid today. Guess I'm not unsplendid enough. :)

#s 111, 168, 205, 236, and 241 were the not-good-enough ones. In case you're interested.

Only a couple more batches still out.