Recently had a poem accepted by Pieces of Cake, a neat little mag of art, short fiction and poetry I found through Twitter a couple months ago. Funny, editors always take the things I'm positive have little chance of getting in. Or maybe I tend to assume most of my things won't get accepted. Probably the latter.
It's nice to have an acceptance to soften the blow of exam time and the end of the year school rush.
Also, issue 11 of Literary Orphans came out with some lovely art, writing, and photography, which can be read here.
Two poems have been accepted for publication in Literary Orphans Journal. One of them being a very old piece called 'John leaves' that I had a lot of trouble getting rid of, but thankfully didn't trash entirely. It's from a couple years ago and has seen its share of rejections. The other poem, 'evert', was written the day I submitted it, something I've apparently been doing recently (probably to try and get some writing done in between classes and assignments).
Anyways, the next issue of Literary Orphans comes out on Thursday, March 13th.
What an odd start to reading week. As soon as I had a day off, I started reading and writing and reading some more and browsing lit mags, so much so that I had a headache from the too-bright screen by the end of the night. But first thing's first.
One of my short flash fiction pieces, Closet, was recently accepted by The Molotov Cocktail, a nice little experimental lit zine. It took about a month and I'd had this submission mentally ticked off as a rejection for about a couple weeks already. Had a minor heart attack from the surprise, anyways. I'd never assumed that the piece was publishable, but I guess it wasn't all that bad. Apparently my blind spots have gotten more obtrusive since that writer's block break.
Even more surprising, I wrote and sent out a little list-type piece called Sticky Notes on Saturday to theNewerYork, a mag I'd been browsing in admiration just that day. They accepted the piece on Monday and it should be up within a month's time. I'm excited. It looks like a great mag and I've read some very cool experimental pieces from there.
Funnily enough, one of the pieces, called 200 Word or Fewer by John Arthur was very similar to an idea I'd had just a couple weeks ago that had originally been inspired by this fantastic poem by Francesa Bell, published in Rattle. As always, it's some long drawn chain of inspiration. I wanted to look at the publishing process, and had been in the process of writing numerous silly, flat out false, and just plain nonsensical bios in my head while at work. Of course, it was my fault for not writing it down, although I may still give it a whirl. Some ideas have to be written, even if I'm the only one who'll ever read them.
That's two acceptances received and one publication in the span of three days. This really has been a strange few days.
It's been over a year since my last publication. That went quick. Here's a tiny poem published in Three Line Poetry, Issue 23.