Monday, July 13, 2009

Hey ya'll,

Semi-new stuff at Dark Sky Magazine. Cheers!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hey ya'll,

Here's the love letter anthology from Dancing Girl. Good stuff!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hey all,

Check out the broadsides, which are on sale online, for the alphabet poem. VABC rocks. Thanks!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

New Work

Seasons Greetings!

I have some new work up in this issue of elimae. Check it out:

I will also have some work coming up in Dark Sky Magazine (TBD), Flutter Poetry Journal (Jan. 2008), and Perspectives Magazine (TBD). Stay tuned!

You should also check out Jared Wahlgren's chapbook, Chariots of Flame, which is now out on Maverick Duck Press.

Enjoy your holidays.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Collaborative Work at admit2

The work of Sayers & Wahlgren is now up at admit2. Gotta love the site design--it's illuminating.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Editorial Etiquette

I would just like to post this note from the perspective of both editor and writer, as well as someone who holds a master's degree in editing. As an editor, you have to have some inner process of critique in order to determine what you will or will not include. It is not, however, appropriate to expose this process to the writer whose work you're viewing. In the end, a response to a submission should include "hey, thanks for thinking of us but we've decided not to use this at this time," and, if really necessary, "hey, we're really looking for things of this particular sort, and what you send doesn't fall in line with that." It is never appropriate or fair to make generalizations on a writer's work or abilities based only on the few pieces they've sent, which may or may not be representative of their portfolio. Editors should be in the business of encouraging writers, not discouraging them--or else we'd have no work to read and therefore no job. In short, leave the job of critiquing to a critic.

Let's support publications that believe in a fair, objective assessment of and response to submissions that we take time out of our lives to present. I will continue to promote exactly that in the publications I am involved with.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

silent actor: new poem & Pushcart nomination

Hi guys and gals,

I have a new short poem up at silent actor. Issue 5 is really good. Definitely check it out:

Also, the editor of silent actor, Jared Wahlgren, has decided to nominate my poem Tightening of the Screw for a 2007 Pushcart Prize! Check out the silent actor home page to view it:

Thanks, and enjoy the weekend!