Tuesday, August 28, 2007

One if by Dare

Lately I've been mostly revising poems. In part it's laziness that keeps me from writing something new, but more than that - and I find this is consistently the case with me - it's a lack of nerve. I'm there with my pen and I just don't dare. I hope, again, it's temporary.

Juked accepted two poems this week, and I have a poem called "Some Things I Didn't Tell You About Tuesday" in the new River Oak Review.

Somewhere in the past months I've reached the 100-poems-accepted mark. They haven't all been published, so I can't yet say "She has had over 100 poems published...." But I would never say that. Reading stuff like that in bios irks me, along with "in 100s of magazines." Also because, honestly, if you had all your poems back unpublished, would they all go back out? Or to the same places?

Still, I added a link list at the bottom left with publications where I've had/will have poems.


Beau Blue said...

100 poems accepted? How much money did you realize from all that exposure? .. just curious ..


Valerie Loveland said...

Wow, congrats on 100 poems. Thanks for putting the links up so we can check them out.

SarahJane said...

the money! it must run into the double digits, possibly close to three digits. I've been writing about four years, so almost 25$ a year. Then if you figure in the contributor copies, even at depreciated value, I could quit my job for a couple hours. Maybe I'll just retire a couple hours early.

michi said...

congrats, sarah! i think i remember that you really like juked, so you must be happy to be part of it again. :)

love your answer re money. *giggle*

and now i am off to count how many poems i have had published so i can include the exact number in the bio of my next sub. (do poems that have been published more than once count as one? or more?) :-p


SarahJane said...

"She has published 87 poems, two more than once, and 14 further poems are under consideration at various print and online publications."

Rachel Mallino said...

despite the laughs, Sarah, it's something to be proud of. I'm glad you posted all of the links so now I can have Sarah Sloat poems whenever I want. =)

SarahJane said...

Thanks, Rachel. I really mean it as less of a brag than a call for prudence. smile

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