Trying to get poems published is a strange process. Sometimes, months and months pass without any acceptances or imminent publications to announce, but at other times, the news just seems to pile up all at once! Fortunately, this just happens to be a busy time for my work.
In addition to recently being published in Pioneertown (see my previous post for details), I have a piece called Slow Dance appearing online in Issue 2 of the South Florida Poetry Journal. What I really like about SoFloPoJo, besides the fact that the short form of their name sounds very Judoon, is that they invite authors to include an audio clip alongside their poems. This added dimension provides people with a fuller experience of the poetry and makes it accessible to the visually impaired at the same time. As SoFloPoJo is a relatively new journal, it’s especially important to support them at this early stage of their existence, so be sure to give this issue a thorough read. After all, it’s free!
If you prefer to read tangible print objects, you can get hold of two more of my poems, Inversion and We Pass, in Inwood Indiana’s Reaping issue. Both of these poems draw on the time I spent living in eastern Pennsylvania and I’m excited to share them.
Reaping promises to be a fine collection of writing and it’s available for a modest sum, so consider this: Inwood Indiana is among the first publications I’ve found who’ll actually PAY ME for my work. And what makes that possible? People like you buying the issue. Sometimes, you might hear talk about investing in the arts, but this is the real deal. Buy a literary journal so that they can pay their writers. Simple.
Alright, I’ll get down off of my soap box for now, but just so you know, I should have at least three more publications to announce later this year, so keep checking in for updates.