Hot on the heels of a published poem in issue 66 of The Interpreter’s House comes an acceptance for the DIVERSIFLY anthology: Everyday Encounters with the Birds of Britain’s Towns and Cities – in Poetry & Art. Edited by Nadia Kingsley, it will be published in January 2018 by Fair Acre Press. Mine’s a wee poem (like its subject) but I’m thrilled nevertheless.
Submissions still viable:
- 5 unpublished poems to a poetry magazine, via Submittable, in early June are now ‘In-Progress.’ – since 24th October, in fact – I took to checking daily. (Online submission portals are great, but the trackable status of active submissions serve to highlight the waiting time between ‘Received’ and ‘In-Progress’ (and from thence to ‘Declined’ or ‘Accepted’).
- 4 previously-published poems (3 plus 1) for 2 themed anthologies, to be published by the same small press. (The proposed response dates for these have stretched, over time, from September to November).
- 2 previously-published poems submitted (last year? the year before? I forget) to Poetry in the Waiting Room. I’d be seriously chuffed if either one of ’em gets to grace an NHS waiting room at some point in the future. ‘Nothing ventured…’, right?
- 1 poem entered for a themed poetry competition. I saw (a Facebook link to the announcement on Write Out Loud), I read (the theme, the rules) I entered (I had a poem ready for submission that I reckon fits the theme well). I like the level playing field of competitions. And ‘you have to be in it…’, right?
- I still have high hopes for one particular poem recently returned from my TIH #66 submission. I’ll send it out again without any re-drafting (not sure where, yet).
I’m having second thoughts about a few poems that have been around the houses (including TIH). I’ll re-draft them before re-submission. Or they may end up consigned to Unfinished or Dubious – sub folders where the unviable languish. But there are some NaPoWriMo poems that have lain dormant for months and are ripe for nurturing.