Wednesday, July 23, 2008

i've begun building a little city in my throat

This fledgling In the Mist looks interesting, even if I disagree with their punctuation. I will read it when it comes out but I often hesitate to submit to brand new publications. Who knows what their tastes are? If they solicit something then I generally think at least they think I’ll fit in, even if it’s sideways. Otherwise it’s probably better to wait for a look at the first issue. Still, “outdoor poems from women" sounds refreshing. I hope for a lot of froth and panting, like crashing mountain bikes and near-drownings in the ocean, and not just women weeding their quite contraries.

I had a few poems accepted recently.
Barn Owl Review took Etiquette, a low-key party poem that begins “I was doing my best at the friendly gesture…” It includes wine and song.

Weave, a new publication, took three poems: Ground Shadow (“I’m going out with the storm cloud”), Dear Scum (“Many mornings I’ve seen you…”), and To the Benevolent State (“Give me liberty”). Weave just overhauled its website, too, and looks great.

Linebreak accepted Ghazal with Heavenly Bodies, which I’m so glad about. I never trusted myself enough to even try submitting there, though I was invited.

I also got an email from an editor this week who said she “really really really” liked my poetry and did I have anything available, so I hope she still likes my poetry when she gets my return email.

10 comments:

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Congratulations for the poems, Sarah. That's great. Linebreak is such an interesting venue.

Valerie Loveland said...

Wow, lots of good news, congratulations!

Tilt Press said...

You rock, Sarah. I got rejections from both Weave & Linebreak. (i did get *ink*, but still!)

I'm still waiting on BOR. *sigh*

And btw - you do know that Tilt would love to read a manuscript if you have one, dear. Of course, if we're worthy enough!

Tilt Press said...

BTW - that above post is from me, Rachel. =)

Laura said...

Congrats, Sarah! That's wonderful. Can't wait to read these...

SarahJane said...

thanks for the congrats.
rachel, i wish you luck with barn owl!
as to tilt, what a brave project.
i am afraid i'm not terribly cohesive.... but i am very interested and in search of glue. thanks.

Lisa Allender said...

Brave, Beautiful--you, Sarahjane, and your posts!
Thanks for all you do to increase the quality of poetry, and for your aid to raise poetry's "profile".
Peace.
"Peace goes into the making of a Poet, as Flour goes into the making of Bread."--Pablo Neruda

megalopoet said...

great news, sarah! many congrats. ditto my tilt's comment above. DIT-TOOOOO!

Liz said...

Sarah, heartiest congrats on your successes - well deserved.

Hope to catch up with you after the hols in ITWS : )

LKD said...

Huzzah, huzzah!

(I've never uttered that word out loud but I've always longed to.)

What great good news!

Congratulations! It always buoys me to see poets whose work I admire get published.

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