*ahem* Edited to make the actual announcement.
I’ve heard from Steve Schroeder over at Anti- that two of my Lily poems were accepted for publication. Which ones? “The Preacher Man Saves Lily’s Soul (1914)” and “The Carpenter Seals Lily’s Widowhood (1943)”. I can’t begin to explain my elation. Both are favourites of mine. “Preacher Man” has been in progress for years and years (pace Julie), while “Carpenter” came almost complete, and needed only a few tweaks here and there for wording, clarity, and semi-form (it wants to masquerade as a sonnet, which it really isn’t, and so I made some concessions). Woo-hoo!!
Found this interesting:
I agree poetry should improve the bare page — or the bare screen, in most of the cases I’m familiar with these days. (Is there such a thing as a bare screen?) Three problems, though.
- “Be sure you read contemporary poetry.”
- “Posting drafts to an online workshop or blog is not previously published provided they’re removed prior to submission.”
- “Anything the editor can Google is previously published.”
Hm. Pretty well everything I consider worth publishing has been workshopped online, and not all workshops purge.
And today, when I thought I’d trawl through my caught spams, I discovered this response to that post:
Sorry I wasn’t aware of this post earlier. I think workshops not purging old posts is a terrible idea, which was one of two key reasons I quit posting at PFFA long ago. I think you’ll find me much more accommodating of online workshopping than a lot of editors.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thanks Steve, thanks Julie, thanks all!
Oh, and I figured out what I was anti- as well.