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Submissions stats for 2015 - the good, the bad, etc

I know there’s nothing festive about submissions stats, but I haven’t shared any in a while so in case you’re interested here goes…

Recent acceptances/ currently forthcoming… 490 more words


Not so Nano November

I had good intentions of participating in Nanowrimo this year after a two year hiatus. I even had two projects that I intended to work on, and then non-writing life intruded. 103 more words


On not letting the competitive instinct crush creativity | poetry submissions stats

OK here goes.

I know some people will wonder why on earth I admit to all this in public. The reason is this: I’m sureĀ I’m not the only person who gets downhearted about rejections, or who has self-doubts about my abilities as a poet. 519 more words

Mags & Blogs

Interview: Mike and Rachel Grinti, Part Two

Mike Grinti is a 2003 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. He and his wife, Rachel, cowrote two books: Claws (2012) and Jala’s Mask (released last November). 2,279 more words


So when is the editing done?

A quiet morning, so I’m taking the time to go through all the hurriedly-filed poems and get organised, as I want to send a few more submissions out – to fill the hole left by those I’ve finally given up on. 403 more words


Great American Sentence Contest - Update

I didn’t win.

Now a better update: I previously wrote about this contestĀ here. Winners were posted today at Easy Street Mag, and there were some great sentences–much better than mine. 105 more words