Monday, February 12, 2007

your green apples leave me bitter

This weekend I had two poems accepted by Ghoti Flight and From the Shelves of a French Supermarkets. Four others were taken by FriGG The Persian’s Reach, From Train 21, Station Evangel and so what’s it like living in Germany.

I was glad of it. I wrote The Persian’s Reach some time ago and am fond of it (surprise!) but it is a cat poem and that’s a hard sell. At the same time it’s about longing for the unattainable, ending -
...will the dark, too,
fly over?


Also American Poetry Journal took Europa, which begins -
Johannes,
your green apples leave me bitter.


I had to pull Europa and French Supermarkets from Diner, which wrote back to decline the other three poems I'd submitted. I can’t complain, though I would have liked a free copy of Diner. Smile.

6 comments:

rae said...

Sarah, Congrats! Can't wait to read the poems. I thought I heard somewhere that Diner was going out of biz...but I'm sure that was just some silly cyber-rumor.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Happy for you Sarah. That's great.

Andrew Shields said...

Wow, you are on a roll! Congrats.

michi said...

WOO-HOOO! congrats, sarah! i'll have to try ghoti and frigg again some time. i submitted quite a while ago.

i remember the Europa poem, i love that one.

keep doing what you are doing, because it looks like you are doing something right!

m

Ash said...

Diner is in trouble. They sent out an SOS a while back. They took two of my poems back in the summer, but they haven't come out yet, and it looks like they may not if the mag is about to fold.

But anyway, congrats on Ghoti. They rejected me quite some time ago. And super-congrats on APJ. Lots of rejects from them.

SarahJane said...

thanks folks. ghoti and frigg subs had been out since november. And unlike most everything you hear, i always figure a long response time is more likely to mean "no" than "yes."
i got a rejection from Baltimore Review today. Had to pull a poem there, too. Do you think this pisses editors off, even when they say simultaneous subs are permitted?
Ash, I didn't know that about Diner and I'm sorry to hear it. I had a poem in the 2005 annual. They are just wrapping up a contest, so I hope they get some funding through that. It's always a shame to see a good journal go under, if that's the case.
cheers

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