Friday, December 31, 2010

SHOUT OUT

A SHOUT OUT AND HELLO TO  OUR 35TH FOLLOWER

MARKET NOTE

The BRIDE OF THE GOLEM anthology project is not open to poetry.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

LEST WE FORGET

Lest we forget, the children's magazine HIGHLIGHTS (ages 3-7 ) and its sister title HIGH FIVE (pre school)  ( http://www.highlights.com/ ) are markets for poetry.

BTW I have exciting news and when it becomes official I shall let you all know.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MARKET NOTES

ANCIENT PATHS (http://www.editorskylar.com/ ) is a Christain friendly spiritual magazine that is a paying market for poetry..

NATURE FRIEND is Christain oriented magazine on nature for the children's market.  They use poetry but it is not clear if they pay for poetry.  So yes I am querying them.

Monday, December 27, 2010

REVIEW

THE OXFORD BOOK OF PARODIES ed. by Jon Gross (NY; 2010; Oxford University Press ) ISBN 978-0-19-954882-8, $29.95, hb

The book is a big collection of literary parodies including many of major and not so  major poems  It is a very useful resource on how to do parodies, showing by example.  I particularly enjoyed the very first poem in the collection ,a parody of Old Saxon verse.

Old-Saxon Fragment

Syng a song of Saxons
In the Wapentake of Rye
Four and twenty eaoldormen
Too eaold to die...

Well worth the price

Sunday, December 26, 2010

MARKET NOTES

LITERARY LAUNDRY (http://www.literarylaundry.com/ ) is open to submissions.

Closed  to submissions for now ia FIVE POINTS and A PUBLIC SPACE.

CORRECTION ALERT

WHISPERING SPIRITS DIGITAL MAGAZINEis closed for now to submissions but is not dead.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

THERE MAY BE A NEED FOR A CORRECTION

In a previous post,I listed WHISPERING SPIRITS DIGITAL MAGAZINBE as a dead market.  Yet another source says it is only temporarilly closed to submissions.  I am looking into it now to clarify the issue.

Friday, December 24, 2010

SHOUT OUT

SHOUT AND HELLO TO THE 34TH FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG.  AND DONT FORGET THE NEED FOR LAST SECOND CHRISTMAS SHOPPIING BY GOING THROUGH THE PORTALS ON THIS SITE, BARNES/NOBLE, POWELL'S, AMAZON

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 23, 2010

MARKET NOTE

MALICIOUS MALPRACTICE anthology project is closed to poetry.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MARKET NOTE

PHANTOM DRIFT (http://www.wordcraftoforegon.com/ ) is a new sf/f/h printzine open to both poetry and flash fiction.

MARKET NOTE

COLORADO REVIEW ( http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/ ) a mainstream literary market.

MARKET NOTE

CANDLE IN THE ATTIC WINDOW gothic anthology project ( http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/ ) is looking for gothic poetry with atypical settings.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MARKET NOTE

IN THE GARDEN OF THE CROW anthology project ( http://www.elektrikmilkbathpress.com/ ) is open to poetry.

MARKET NOTE

I  found two web sites that are useful for finding paying markets, http://www.hamptonroadswriter.org/ and http://www.speculativeliterature.org/ .

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MARKET NOTE

SCARLET , the British erotic women's magazine has folded..

MARKET NEWS

WHISPERING SPIRITS DIGITAL MAGAZINE is dead.

BIRDSONG ( http://www.birdsongmag.com/ ) is open to submissions.

The following zines are closed right now to submissions ; BELLINGHAM REVIEW ,DRASH, FIFTH WEDNESDAY JOURNAL, FRESHWATER, HOLLINS CRITIC, SORCEROUS SIGNALS, SUNLAND JOURNAL.

ITS GETTING TO LOOK A LIKE CHRISTMAS/HANNUKAH/WINTER SOLISTICE

JUST A LITTLE REMINDER THAT YOU MIGHT NEED TO DO SOME LAST MINUTE SHOPPING.  YOU MIGHT AS WELL DO IT THROUGH THE AMAZON/POWELL BARNES NOBLE PORTALS ON MY BLOG

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Friday, December 17, 2010

GREAT NEWS

Now under new owners, REALMS OF FANTASY is now a paying market for poetry though not for flash fiction.  They accept submissions only by postal mail, send to Shawana K. McCarthy,PO Box 527, Rumson NJ 07760  Its getting to look like Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MARKET NOTES

MSLEXIA (http://www.mslexia.co.uk/ ) is a magazine open only to women qriters and uses both flash fiction and poetry.  The Irish newspaper SUNDAY TRIBUNE (www.tribune.ie/arts ) has a weekly literary supplement thats open to poetry.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MARKET NOTE

TROUT (http://www.trout.aucikland.ac.nz/ ) is looking for poetry about New Zealand and Pacific Island cultures.  You do not have to be a Kiwi or Pacific Islander to submit but it wouldn't hurt.

MARKET NOTE

GUD MAGAZINE is closed to submissions.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MAGAZINE REVIEW

Recently I received a pdf copy of the first issue of a new df/h/crime magazine BETE NOIRE .

I was impressed by the fact that the magazine had four long poems of a noirish nature and three of the poets are fairly prominent, two mainstream poets Krikor N. Der Hohannesian and J. J. Steinfeld, Bruce Boston who needs no further introduction and an unknow, Florence Grey.  I had mixed feelings about the four poems. Der Hohannesian's poem, 'Of Moths, Junkies And Other Ephemera ' was a long and 'Beat' style poem about junkies that I did not like.  I have never been an admirer of'beat' poetry and this one was no exception. The J. J. Steinfeld's poem was a long introverted poem in which the poet debates on whether he should stop writing.   I am not quite sure why the poem was in this magazine but neither did I care to know the outcome of the debate.

Now I did like the Boston poem, 'The lateral Eclipse of Bound Sunsets'.  I am not quite sure what it was about but it seemed to be a homage to Clark Ashton Smith's flowery poetry about really gegenerate villains, 17th century Euro trash vampires but without the flamboyant language of Smith.  At least that was what I thought it was.  I am not wuite sure but that is the fun of reading a Boston poem, you are never quite sure what he is writing about.  The Grey poem,"Hallow's Eve', was a homage to Halloween in general, fannish but fun to read since it some how was both dark and moody but still cheery and cheeky at the same time.  A remarkable accomplishment.

Any way when it came to poetry this issue was batting .500 and that is pretty good.  The magazine is recommended.

For info about subscripyions go to their site, http://www.betenoiremagaxine.com/.

MARKET NOTE

FREUD AND KINSEY MAGAZINE (http://freudandkinsey.weebly.com/ )is a new ezine looking for poetry in any genre as long as it involves sex or sexual reproduction.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MARKET NOTES

new paying markets; BARGE JOURNAL (http://www.bargepress.com/ ) LETTER JOURNAL/LETTERS LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (http://www.lettersjournal.org/ )

non-paying market that has become paying market SCI-FI SHORT STORY MAGAZINE (http://scifishortstory.com/ )

closed markets; MACABRE CADAVER, RIDDLE FENCE
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Friday, December 10, 2010

MORE SCENES FROM THE CRIME

The mstery/paranormal anthology project DAMES AND DAMNATION is closed to both poetry and flash fic.   CURSESS!!!!!

THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

The mystery fiction anthology project MODUS OPERANDI is closed to poetry.

SHOUT OUT

A shout out and hello to this blog's newest and 33rd member

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MARKET NOTE

The zine HELIOTROPE is dead.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SHOUT OUT

A shout out to our blog's 32nd follower,  may many more join us before the end of the year.

MARKET NOTE

LIVE ( http://www.gosprlpublishing.com/ ) is a Pentecostal Christain magazine thats looking for positive and upbeat stories and poems about life without sounding too Bibical.  It sounds muddled so check out their  guidelines  and see if you can figure it out.

BOOK REVIEW

CHEMIICKAL REACTIONS by Karen Newman, currently available only in e-book from http://www.smashwords.com/ for $1.99, published by Naked Snake Press.

It is sometime hard to remember that Karen is more than a prolificeditor editor of the countless zines and anthologies put out by Sam's Dot Publishing.  She is also an outstanding poet in the sf/f/h and mystery genres.  This anthology reminds us that she is an outstanding poet.

CHEMICKAL REACTIONS is a collection of poems about chemicals, both compounds and pure elements.  Many of the poems are mystery/police procedural/suspense genres.  This collection should bring welcome attention to an overlooked form for the mystery writer, the poem.  Below is a poem about bleach that is typical of the high level of skill and excellence in the collection.  It is well worth ordering.

" Bleach "

First Mary mopped
the floor with bleach,
smearing clean the beatings,.
Then she bleached
her clothes and towels
to wash away the blame.
Finally,she bleached
her eyes white to hide
the knife in her husband's heart.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MARKET NOTE

PARABNORMAL DIGEST ( www.samsdotpublishing.com/parabnormalGL.htm. ) is still another Sam's Dot title that is open to poetry.

A QUESTION

I finished reading the current issue of POETIC MONTHLY MAGAZINE.  Is it just me or is this magazine has no useful value in helping the work or career of poets.  Anyone out there agree or disagree with my assesment.  Comments please.

MARKET NOTES

SHIMER which is a flash fic market and ON SPEC are closed to submissions.

Monday, December 6, 2010

MARKET NOTE

THE BEST SF & FANTASY OF THE YEAR 2011 anthology project is closed to poetry.

MARKET NOTE

ATTACK OF THE 50TH BOOK anthology project is not open to poetry.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

MARKET DATA

The following markets are open to submissions. CREAM CITY REVIEW (http://www.creamcityreview.org/ ), 42OPUS (http://42opus.com/ ), ABYSS & apex (http://www.abyssandapex.com/ ), BETE NOIRE (http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/ ), GHOST LIGHT MAGAZINE (http://greatlakeshorror.com/ ) IDEOMANCER (http://www.ideomancer.com/ ), MIDNIGHT ECHO ( http://www.australianhorror.com/ ) NATIONAL POETRY REVIEW (http://www.nationalpoetryreview.com/ )

MARKET DATA

The following zines are closed to submissions; A CAPELLA ZOO, THE BLUE ROUTE, CABINET DES FEES, THE COMMON, EDINBURGH REVIEW, ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, EVENT, GOBLIN FRUIT, IOWA REVIEW, NIGHT TO DAWN, NOTRE DAME REVIEW, A RIVER & SOUND REVIEW,RIVER STYX, TESSERACTS .

SHOUT OUT

A SHOUT OUT AND HELLO TO OUR 31ST AND 2ND aUSTRALIAN FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MARKET DATA

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE anthology project is closed to poetry.\\BTW if any of you folks have horror stories concerning your treatment at the hands of editors or publishers let me know at sgreen@grolen.com .

A BIG HELLO

First a big shout and hello to this blog's 30 th follower

The ezine DAIKALUZINE is dead .  The anthology project LIVE AND LET UNDEAD (http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/ ) is open to poetry.

Friday, December 3, 2010

MARKET NOTE

CANDLE IN THE ATTIC WINDOW  anthology project is closed to poetry.

MARKET DATA

HAPPY HANNUKAH !!!!  now the market news.

CHIZINE  and SHOCK TOTEM are closed to submissions.

EAYGUN REVIVAL (http://www.raygunrevival.com/ ) is once again a paying market .

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A REVIEW NOTE

THE POETS LAUREATE ANTHOLOGY ed. by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt ( NYC ; 2010,) W.W. Norton, hb ISBN 978-0-393-06181-0.  This is basically a collection of poems by  Poet Lauyreates of the United States plus a thumb nail bio sketch of each poet.  It should be in any serious poetry collection $39.95.

Monday, November 29, 2010

MARKET NOTE

A new sf/f/h webzine is PHANTASMACORE ( http://www.phantasmacore.com/ ) and its looking for poetry and flash fic.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MARKET DATA

Dead market; SMALL ROOM

Markets reopened for submissions; THE LABLETTER ( http://www.labletter.com/ ) PERCEPTIONS LITERARY MAGAZINE ( http://www.mhcc.edu/ )

markets closed STONE TELLING .

Friday, November 26, 2010

MARKET NOTE

The audio sf/f/h audio magazine DUNESTEEF AUDIO FICTION MAGAZINE is closed to poetry.

MARKET NOTE

The podzine COSSMASS INFINITIES is closed to poetry.

ITS ALL ACADEMIC ANY WAY

Some market sites are listing FAE PUBLISHING as a web zine.  Its not it is really a publisher that happens to post some fiction at their web site but no they do not accept poetry or flash fiction .

MARKET NOTE

The political and public affairs journal,NEW INTERNATIONALIST (http://www.newint.org/ ) does use poetry but so far it has all been by invitation.  They have never bought a poem on spec though they are open to them.  It would be a really, really, really tough sale.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A HOLIDAY REMINDER

THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN.  BEFORE YOU SCHLEPP OUT AND BURN GAS ON SHOPPING EXPEDITIONS CRUISE THE PORTALS ON THIS SITE, BARNES/NOBLE, AMAZON AND POWELLS.  THIS IS MY OWN SELF INTEREST KICKING IN SINCE I GET A COMMISSION ON EVERY SALE MADE THROUGH MY WEB SITE.  I DONT FEEL BADLY ABOUT THIS SINCE OTHER WRITER MARKET WEB SITES ASK FOR OUT RIGHT DONATIONS.  I JUST CANT DO THAT  BESIDES IF YOU FOLLOW MY ADVICE YOU ARE SAVING GAS.  SO ITS A GREEN THING TO DO.

ALSO

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY READERS.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

YES BUT

The anthology project ZOMBIE KONG (http://booksofthedead.blogspot.com/ ) is open to poetry but the editor told me it WOULD BE A REALLY HARD SELL for any poem.  Good luck.

MARKET NOTES

BTW Amazon is also having their Black Friday Sale already.  Now for the market notes.  There are two more Canadian markets that do nut require a Canadian passport of its contributors.

ARC POETRY MAGAZINE ( http://www.arcpoetry.ca/ ) and WINDSOR REVIEW ( http://www.winsorreview.wordpres.ca/ ) .

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MARKET NOTE

SCHRODINGER'S MOUSE (http://www.schrodingersmouse.com/ ) is also a flash fiction market.

Monday, November 22, 2010

NEW MARKET

SCHRODINGER'S MOUSE (http://www.schrodingersmouse.com/ ) is a new quarterly sf webzine that is open to poetry.

REVIEWS AND A LITTLE MARKET NOTE

First the market note; ABYSS & APEX is closed to submissions.

Before I start the reviews I have been getting spam from Barnes & Noble that they now have Black Friday sales going on now so perhaps some of you readers may want to go to B&N through their portal on my blog.

Now on to the reviews. 

The two titles I am reviewing are both by Hilltop Press located at 4 Nowell Place ,Almondbury,Huddeersfield,HB5 8PB England.  This is the imprint of Steve Sneyd who is one of the pre-eminent sf/f/h poet and historian of sf/f/h poetry.  He has neither ebook address or web site.  So all his communication has to be postal.  His titles are distributed by BBR/NSFA www.bbr-online.com/catalogue .You may also want to check Powell's and Amazon iff BBR /NSFA may be out of the title.

MISTAKING THE NATURE OF THE POSTHUMAN by Steve Sneyd (2008) ISBN 978-0-905262-42-0 $15.00 for Yanks and 6.99 pounds for Brits..

This is a collection of previously published work which has appeared in mostly genre periodicals like DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES and STAR*LINE.   I cant praise Sneyd enough.  He has been writing genre poetry for at least 25 years  but , at least still in this country is underread because so much of his work has appeared in the smallest of small press zines.  Below are three short poems by him that demonstrate his mastery of poetry .  It is a collection worth the money.

' Mission Statement'

comes bringing occult
into daylight world promise
on t-shirt sprouts gold
hair will show what nothingness
made of tides Schrodinger's cat



'Ozymandias of Mars '

Jack's giant fell up
not down off two-worlds-linking
tree slowdying still,
lasted long enough to breath last
air, drink last water,kill world.



'Not Too Proud To Learn'

maggots into wounds
eat infection leave healthy
flesh to heal unscarred
aliens learn fast  eat thoughts
of humans leave perfect gods



TIME GROWS THIN by Lilith Lorraine (2009) ISBN 978-0-905262-13-7 $15.00 US or 7.50 pounds.

This book can be a little complicated to explain.  Lilith Lorraine was the byline of Mary Maud Donn, a poet who during the 30's, 40's and into the 50's was one of the dominant poets in the science fiction/fantasy/horror genre.  The book itself is a combination of one of her post-World War II poetry collections, WINE OF WONDER, a thirty one page biographical essay on Lorraine's career by Steve Sneyd plus a small selection of other poems by her.

I do not plan to rehash what Sneyd wrote about Lorraine but I think it is ground breaking.  It is the first eshaustive study on the use of poetry in the pulp era that does not revolve around its use by WEIRD TALES .  I apologise now if someone else has written extensively on this era of sf/f/h poetry and I can think of one person in particular who may have done so.

If you are interested in the history of sf/f/h poetry  then this should be in your library.  Besides the poems are terriffic if a little plummy to some.  Its like automobilr collecting.  If you collect Ford and Shelby Mustangs then probably you are not going to get excited over a 1927 Dusenberg or a 1950 Humber Snipe.  You might like  them but they wont pass the so hat test in your eyes becuse your heart belongs to Mustang.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

MARKET NOTES

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (yes you read it right ) (http://journals.lww.com/ ) and DARK HIGHLANDS (http://www.darkhighlands.com/ ) are open to poetry.

The following markets are open to submissions, PEN AMERICA JOURNAL (http://www.pen.org/ )SORCEROUS SIGNALS (http://www.sorceroussignals.com/ ) and SUNLAND JOURNAL (but only for residents of the Columbia River area ) (http://sunlandjournal.com/ ).

The following markets are closed right now, DANDELION, INKWELL JOURNAL, LORELEI SIGNALS .

Saturday, November 20, 2010

MARKET NOTES

The new age/wiccan/pagan magazine WITCHES & PAGANS (http://www.witchesandpagans.com/ ) and SAGEWOMAN (http://www.sagewoman.com/ )are paying markets for poetry but their sister maghazine CRONE is not.

A PLUG

Let me recommend a very useful bloog for poets, http://poetryeditor.blogspot.com/ .Lots of info about writing and editing poetry.  It is a perfect blog to visit for all matters poetical except marketing poetry.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MARKET NOTE

The flash fiction market A FLY IN AMBER is closed to submissions.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

FIDDLEHEAD (http://www.fiddlehead.ca/ ) is that rare thing , an academic Canadian magazine that is open to all writers and not just Cannadians.

Now normally I dont cover job ads but I ran across this in the Washington DC.  An indpendent producer is looking for a video producer who is also a lyricist and poet who specialises in pre-school to YA markets.  The poster of the ad wants to produce av material for the teaching of math. The poster email address isjob-emw8r-2057041885@craiglist.org .

I AM FURIOUS

Today I got my copy of  THE SFWA HANDBOOK which is a guide to the business side of writing that SFWA gives out to its members and I am furious.  In the chapters concerning markets there is no mention whatsoever about the sale of poetry to sf/f/h markets.  I would appreciate comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MARKET NOTES

Two magazines that are paying markets for poetry; American Jewish magazine MOMENT (http://www.momentmag.com/ ) and NZ popular culture and news magazine, NEW ZEALAND LISTENER ( http://www.listener.co.nz/ ).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MARKET NOTE

The podzine WILY WRITER is closed to poetry.

MARKET NOTE

WUMPUS TALESanthology project is closed to poetry and flash fiction.

Monday, November 15, 2010

CLOSED MARKETS

ZOMBIES WITHOUT BORDERS anthology is closed to poetry.

NEW MARKET

LINGER FICTION (http://lingerfiction.com/ )is sf/f/h webzine that is a market for poetry and flash fiction.

DARK METRE (http://www.kathybennett.co.uk/ ) is a monthly df/h poetry webzine loking for drk poetry.

MARKET NOTE

NIGHT TO DAWN is closed to submissions.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MARKET NOTE

HURRAY!!!!THE GLOAMING MAGAZINE (http://www.thegloaming.com/ ) is a Canadian sf/f/h zine that does not have 'anadians Need Only Submit' sign in its window.

POLLUTO (http://www.polluto.com/ ) and RIDDLEFENCE (http://riddlefence.com/ ) are open to submissions.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ANOTHER SHOUT OUT AND A MARKET NOTE

A shout out to our 29th follower of this blog.    The new folk always seem to come in sets of two.

A market note DOLPHIN MAGAZINE (http://www.dolphinmagazine.org/) is a sister zine to OCEAN MAGAZINE and is also a market for poetry.  I suppose I should make a witty jape at Flipper but I wont.

SHOUT OUT

a SHOUT OUT AND HELLO TO THE 28TH  FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG AND hAPPY vETERANS dAY AS WELL.

Friday, November 12, 2010

HELPFUL REMINDER

A reminder to my readers.  If you come across a market that dpes not implicitly state that they don't buy either poetry or flash fiction then ask!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MARKET DATA

The GHOSTOLOGY anthology project is closed to poetry but its sibling project THROUGH THE WORMHOLE ( http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/ ) is open to poetry.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A SINGLE TIDE OF A NEW MARKET

OCEAN MAGAZINE (http://www.oceanmagazine.org/ ) is magazine about ocean science and yes it is a market for poetry.

MARKET NOTE

BETA CITY (http://betacity.weekly.com/ ) anthology project is a paying market for poetry.

NZ MARKET

TAKAHE (http://www.takahe.org/ ) is a NZ Maori zine that only pays for work from NZ poets.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NEW MARKET

A new general literary zine SENSITIVE SKIN MAGAZINE (http://www.sensitiveskinmagazine.com/ ) is a paying market.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A ZINE OF ELDRITCHIAN TERROR BUYS FLASH FICTION

The Lovecratian zine INNSMOUTH FREE PRESS (http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/ ) is not usually a market for poetry but it is a market for flash fiction.

A PROBLEM FIXED

HUB now has a new url (http://www.hubfiction.com/ ) so you can check out their new email address.  BTW you may note that I do not usually include email addresses but only URL's.  The reason is that email addresses can change abruptly but URL's usually dont.  Also I do not list payment rates because they can change without notice.

MORE TROUBLE

The web site for NEW  MYTHS is down so dont submit until furtyher notice.  BTW HUB is a flash fiction market but I dont know if its a poetry market.

A HUB OF TROUBLE

People are having trouble connecting with the email addrress for the HUB, the British weekly ezine.  A colleague is investigating.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

MARKET NEWS

THE NIGHT LAND (http://www.thenightland.co.uk/) is a zine devoted to the universe of William Hope Hodgdon's Night Land.  On a dour note 3 HEARTS MAGAZINE  changed its name to INK BEAN and is no longer a paying market.

Other zines that are now for submissions are A CAPELLA ZOO (http://www.acapellazoo.com/ ) ,BLACKBIRD (http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/ ), DEATH RATTLE (http://evilcatpress.com/ ) ELECTRIC VELOCIPEDE (http://www.electricvelocipede.com/ ) though this magazine may already be closed to submissions by the time you read this, KANSAS CITY VOICES (http://www.kansascityvoices.com/ ) MEMOIR (AND) (http://memoirjournal.squarespec.com/ )RELIEF (http://www.reliefjournal.com/ )WHISPERING SPIRITS DIGITAL MAGAZINE (whisperingspirits.marionmargaretpress.com ) and WORDS AND IMAGES (http://wordsand imagesjournal.wordpress.com )

The following zines are closed right now; CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, DAIKAIJUZINE, ELLIPSIS, EMRYS JOURNAL, ETCHINGS, FANTASTIC UNFETTERED, IDEOMANCER, MASON'S ROAD , MATRIX

AN ANNOUNCEMENT

  My new publisher, Speaking Volumes is now actively seeking new poetry collections.  Check their web site at http://speakingvolumes.us/ .

Friday, November 5, 2010

MARKET NOTE

20SPEC (http://dragoninkhouse.com/ )is open to poetry.

SHOUT OUT

A shout out and hello to our 27th followqer of this blog

Thursday, November 4, 2010

BRIEF MARKET NOTES

Despite what some sites say, two British zines, AWEN and BARD are not paying markets.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PARENTS TELL YOUR KIDS

STONE SOUP ( http://www.stonesoup.com/ ) publishes prose and poetry by kids 8-13 and pays for it.

A LEGIT CONTEST PLUS A MARKET NOTE

The 4th Annual Odd Contest is devoted to flash fiction and prose poetry of no more than 500 words.  Its conducted by the Wisconsin con OdysseyCon.  The web site is www.oddcon./contest/contest .

Three general children's magazines ( HOPSCOTCH,BOY'S QUEST,FUN FOR KIDS ) ( ages 6-14) http://funforkidzmagazines.com/ is open to poetry.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BRIEF MARKET NOTES

BLACK INK HORROR is closed to submissions.

ITS BEEN FETTERED

FANTASTIQUE UNFETTERED is closed to submissions.

DARKNESS OPENS

NIGHT TO DAWN (http://bloodredshadow.com/ ) a df zine is open to poetry.

CLOSED FOR NOW

The following zines are closed to submissions for now, SYBIL'S GARAGE, TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED,GUD, SHOCK TOTEM,NEO-OPSIS.

CHATTAHOOCHEE REVIEW is dead

Monday, November 1, 2010

STILL OPEN

The anthology nproject ALIEN LOVE (http://www.softcopypublishing.com/ ) is still  open to submissiond for poetry.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

BRIEF MARKET NOTES

There is one new market THE NEW WRITER (http://www.thenewwriter.com/ )  There is a web site of the same name but not related.  BOSTON REVIEW (http://bostonreview.net/) is open again.

HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD FRIGHT. That said it is also the start of the Holiday Buying Season.  So isn't it handy that there are portals for Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Powell's Used Books on the blog.  Enter and shop for the holidays .

ABYSS & APEX is closed to submissions.

Friday, October 29, 2010

THOSE EVIL CANADIANS

First a shout and hello to our 26th follower.  Secondly, AE (http://aescifi.org/)  is a Canadian sf web zibe that is open to flash fiction but alas you have to be Canadian.  I am still trying to find out if its open to poetry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A REMINDER

A reminder, the VESTAL REVIEW  (http://www.vestalreview.org/) is an all flash fiction magazine.

A CONTEST NOTE

There is an international poetry and essay contest for Filipino speaking writers.  I presume that Tagalog is meant by Filipino.  As far as I can tell there are no entry fees.  Check the web site which is in Filipino/Tagalog, http://aonline.org/ .

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A SHOUT OUT AND HELLO

We shout out and say hello to our 25th follower.  BTW if you have a poetry collection in print and it has a significant fantastic or speculative component then either email me a pdf copy to sgreen@grolen.com or mail me a hard copy to Scott E. Green, 259 Chestnut St., #902, Manchester, NH 03101.  Also if you are editing or publishing a zine with considerable poetry  I would like a review copy of it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

CONCERNING TONY ANGELO

I have no hard evidence but the Tony Angelo that I wrote about in the last post may be young car racing hero Tony Angelo.

I AM SUSPICIOUS

I have been trying to reach the editor of a general arts magazine, REALM OF NUANCE but no matter what I do my emails get blovked. I think that there is something odd about this venture since it seems spun off from aa web page devoted to teaching people how to do ezines.  The editor of the magazine is a Tony Angelo.  Does any one know this fEllow's background ?  Please post.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A BUFFET OF MARKET TIDBITS

First let me say that CHUPACABRA MAGAZINE is not a paying market. 

Secondly I found a useful df/h market news site called DARK MARKETS (http;//darkmarkets.com) .There are two new paying markets, TREMBLES HORROR MAGAZINE (http://www.trembles.com/ ) and EVERYDAY WEIRDNESS (http://everydayweirdness.com/ ) a daily ezine that does mostly flash fiction but also some poems.  A market has been revived ,STANLEY THE ELEPHANT (http://www.stanleytheelephant.org/ ) and a market is open again, STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE ( http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/ ).

On the other hand three zines are now closed to submissions, JABBERWOCKY ,MEANJIN and SMORIES.COM .

A CRYPTID MAGAZINE

There is a new horror magazine being launched today called CHUPACABRA.  Its face book page does not have a provision for sending messages or putting stuff on the wall.  They are mentioned  on a web site called BLOODY DISGUSTING.  Does anyone have a handle on them.  Also the Black Library which publishes all the War Hammer books is planning an ezine though the release I read about it does not actually say that the zine is going to be a War Hammer zine but I queried them to see if they are a market for either poetry or flash fiction.  No rresponse yet.  BTW if you think that there are any additioNal portals that I should put on the site,email me at sgreen@grolen.com.

EXCITING NEWS

First a market note.  ICARUS (http://www.lethepressbooks.com/ ) is a print/PDF?POD zsf/f zine that is open to poetry and flash fiction.

The second is that I signed contracts with Speaking Volumes for pod and electronic editions of my poetry collection, PRIVATE WORLDS A REVISED ATLAS.  It is no longer in Abbott EPublishing's catalogue.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

THAT DASTARDLY PUBLISHER

The anthology project VILLAINY is closed to poetry..

MURKY DEPTHS CLEAR FOR SUBMISSIONS

MURKY DEPTHS ( http://www.murkydepths.com/ ) is open for submissions .

Friday, October 22, 2010

CLOSED FOR NOW

BULL SPEC is closed to submisssions.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

USEFUL WRITING SITES

The following writer sites may be useful for your work as poets and writers in eneraol; http://www.poetryexpress.org/ ,www.worldofpoetry.com, http://www.writing.com/, http://deviantart.com/, http://www.fourthperspective.com/, http://www.youngwriters.com/ ,www.fictionpress.com .

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

THEY STILL BUY POETRY

FIRST LINE (http://firstline.com/ ) is a literary magazine with an unique idea.  For each issue the editors give a line that has to be the first line of either fiction prose piece or non-fiction essay/article you submit.  Even though the guidelines don't mention it its open to poetry and flash fction.i

MORE INFO ABOUT DEFUNCT BLOGS

A kindly source sent me just now a list of defunct market news sites that have not yet been scuttled; Quintamad,Gila Queen's, Sci Fi Factor, The Market List

CALL FOR COMMENTS

I just came from a web site called Lebrary (http://lebrary.com/ ) .  Apparently it acts as a portal for self published ebooks by new writers.  If anyone has either positive or negative experience with it please post.  Also I am getting annoyed with market info blogs that are no longer maintain but continue to float through the shipping lanes of the internet.  So if anyone runs across a web site on sf/f/h markets or poetry or flash fiction markets please let me know and post it here.

ITS OFFICIAL

DREAMS OF DECADENCE is officially folded.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

POETS CAN MOSEY ON BY

The western /sf adventure fusion zine SCIENCE FICTION TRAILS is closed to both poettry an flash fiction.

MARKET NOTE

The anthology project, ALIEN HORROR, is closed to poetry.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A SHOUT OUT AND HELLO

A SHOUT OUT AND HELLO TO THE 24TH FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

OPEN AND CLOSED MARKETS

Two zines are open to submissions; THE LORELI SIGNAL ( http://www.lorelisignal.com/ ) and MINNETONKA REVIEW ( http;//minnetonkareview.com .) .

Three markets are closed to submissions, BIRDSONG ,CORDITE POETRY REVIEW, WHITEFISH REVIEW.

HELP IS NEEDED

There is a new paying market for poetry, BARGE JOURNAL .I googled and haunted the web but I cant find a web site or geographical address for it.  If anyone know the site please post it as well as emailing me the data personally at sgreen@grolen.com.  On the other hand I have found out about another new market for poetry called FORTH MAGAZINE but there seem to be several different zines withthe same name.  This is the site for what I believe is the one of interest to my blog, http://forthmagazine.com/ but if there is anothyer FORTH MAGAZINE out there that is a paying market for poetry let me know as well as posting it here.

STRANGE MARKETS

STRANGE LOVE anthology project (http://www.softcopypublishing.com/ ) is open to poetry.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A DISCLAIMER

Any ads on my blog that are about self publishing is stuff that gOOGLE PUTS IN AND IS NOT FROM ME.

Friday, October 15, 2010

THE HORIZON DOESN'T ALWAYS BECKONS

EXPLORERS; BEYOND THE HORIZON anthology project does not accept poetry. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A SOMEWHAT MORE USEFUL SITE

I am not a fan or even a token supporter of self publishing.  However it is a still legetimate strategy but I ont normally cover it in this blog.  So this ia the one exception .  At the web site http://www.writerscircle.com/.  It has a board within its forum that is devoted to self publishing and its issues.  Its worth a look as I said before if you contemplate self publishing.

A NOT VERY USEFUL SITE

http://www.poetrymagazines.or.uk/ could be auseful site.  I is a long annotated directory of British literary magazine.  However most if not all are equivalent to our stste poetry societis and as far as I can tell are non-paying markets

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

AN IDEA STICKING IN MY MIND

I have an idea sticking in my mind.  I have a title for children's/YA Lovecraftian poem sticking in my head.  Actually its a title but no poem.  I am going to throw out the title and let you folks play around with the body.  Its 'Kid Kadath'

Enjoy

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MARKETS CLOSED AND OPEN

The following markets are open to submissions; VALENT RANGE (http://www.valentrange.wordpress.com/ ),GOBLIN FRUIT (http://www.goblinfruit.net/ ) THE REJECTED QUARTERLY (http://www.rejectedq.com/ )

Closed to submissions are BOSTON REVIEW and DEATH RATTLE

Friday, October 8, 2010

IT HASN'T RISEN FROM THE TOMB YET.

tThe proposed revival of DREAMS OF DECADENCE hasn't come about yet so I would refrain from submitting to it until further notice or someone out there has a scoop on its fate.

The new podzine BLUE DREAMS submission guidelines does not say they buy poetry but they also do not say that they dont buy poetry. WOW A TRIPLE NEGATIVE.  So I have queried them and when I know you shall know.

FIRST OF MANY INTERVIEWS

Raven's Roost is speculative fiction blog located at http://wc-roberts.livejournal.com/12935.html   They starting to publish a series of interviews with editors of speculative poetry journals.  The first one is up and its with Marge Simon, the editor of STAR*LINE , the newsletter/journal of the Science Fiction Powtry Association.  Check it out.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A CONTEST AND A MARKET

The 'hungry dead' contest is a free contest for poetry and prose about the hungry dead.  However tere are no cash awards.  The deadline is midnight Oct.23rd.  See the rules at http://hungrydead.com/.

The anthology project LIMINALITY (http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/ ) is open to poetry.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

TWO AUSSIE YOUTH MARKETS

As some of you already know Pearson is a major world wild publishing empire that has a strong focus on educational and youth titles.  Their Austraslian division publishes a series of magazines for the student market ranging from grammar school to high school age groups. The various titles in this group does buy poetry.  For more information concerning their Australian titles go to their web site at www.www.pearsonplaces.com.au/places

BEYOND POETRY

EXPLORERS; BEYOND THE HORIZON anthology project is closed to poetry.

Monday, October 4, 2010

NEW FLASH FIC MARKET

ESCHATOLOGY (http://eschatologyjournal.org/ ) a weekly webzine is a flash fiction market.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

MARKETS BLOSSOMING OPEN

The following zines are now open to submissions;remember some of the smaller mainstream litarary ones may not pay for all the work they use; QBYSS & APEX (http://www.abyssandapex.com/ ),BETE NOIRE ( http://betenoiremagazine.blogspot.com/  BIG PULP (http://www.bigpulp.com/ )DESILIT (http://www.desilit.org/ ),THE LITERARY REVIEW OF CANADA (http://reviewcanada.ca/ )NASHVILLE REVIEW (www.vanderbily.edu/english/nashvillereviewe )NEFARIOUS BALLERINA (http://www.shoemusicpress.com/ ) NEW WRITING SCOTLAND (www.arts.gla.ac.uk/scotlit/asta/NewWriting ).

CLOSED MARKETS

The following markets are closed; ALIMENTUM, BOULEVARD MAGAZINE, CABINET DE FEES, DEATH RATTLE, ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER,LACUNA,MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW, NEW LETTERS, SHENANDOAH, STICKMAN REVIEW.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

OPENING OCT 11

JACK O SPEC (http://ravenelectrick.com/ ) is a sf/f/h anthology about Halloween open to poetry but it wont be open to submissions until Oct. 11

Friday, October 1, 2010

TWO THINGS

First its the begining of the month and once again I ask that if you shop online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powells then I ask you to please access them via the portals on my blog.  Its what keeps this blog running.  Secondly if you want to comment on poetry programming at cons or writers workshops or classes or whatever dont be shy about posting on it or emailing me directly at sgreen@grolen.com.  Also if there is a fellow poet or academic who might be interested in the blog you are welcome to contact me about them and I shall email them if there is a reason you do not want to.  Lastly if you want to add my site to the list of links on your own blogs please feel free to do so.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

STEAMING TOWARDS PUBLICATION

The steampunk anthology project, STEAM WORKS (http://www.hydrapublications.com/) is open to poetry.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MARKET NOTES

First  I have been virused twice in three days so tat is why I have not been blogging lately.  Secondly a shout out to my 23rd follower and welcome.  Lastly does anyone have a more up to date web site address for drabblecast ?

Now the market news; THE JOURNAL (www.english.osu.edu/research/journals/thejournal ) now has electronic submission.  IRISH STORY PLAYHOUSE (http://www.irishstoryplayhouse.com/) is reopen to submissions. NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, MURKY DEPTHS and POE LITTLE THING are closed to submissions.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A NEW MARKET

STONE TELLING (http://stonetelling.com/) is a new ezine market looking for literary spe3culative poetry.

Friday, September 24, 2010

AN ANNOUNCEMENT

QAs some of you may know, I am the director of the poetry page of AboutSF.com, the web site maintained by the University of Kansas that promotes and supports the teaching of science fiction, fantasy and horror at the college and graduate school level.    If you are intereszted in having one of your poems posted at the site then plerase contact me at sgreen@grolen.com .

Scott E. Green

SONS OF THE PIONEERS KIND OF RIFT

WANDERING WEEDS  (http://wanderingweeds.blogspot.com/) is ananthology project for sf/f/h stories imvobing tumbleweeds or as it is known to some as Russian thistlr.  Its open to poetry.  I am beyond words.

CLOSED FOR NOW

THE NEW BEDLAM PROJECT and BULL SPEC are closed.  The William Hope Hodgson tribute zine THE NIGHT LAND (http://www.thrnightland.co.uk/ ) is open to poetry.

FLASH FIC ONLY

POD CASTLE (http://podcastle.org/)  is an audiozine that accepts flash fiction but not poetry.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

THEY WANT BOTH

The weekly audiozine DRABBLECAST (http://.mac.com/harmsherman/Site/podcast/podcast) seeks both flash fiction and poetry.

THE SOUND OF NO

The audiozines COSSMASS INFINITIES and DUNESTEEF do not buy poems and additionally COSSMASS INFINITIES does not buy flash fiction either.

QUESTION

Does anybody have any idea why my postings for Monday have disappeared ?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MARKET NOTES

There are two new zine markets for poetry THE COMMON ( http://www.thecommonline.org)not/ to be confused with THE COMMON REVIEW and ONIRISMES (http://absolutewrite.com/) .

The following zine markets are open again to submissions (remember some of the academic markets may pay for only some of the poems published; BELLINGHAM REVIEW (www.wwu.edu/bhreview) BOSTON REVIEW (http://bostonreview.net/) EPOCH(www.arts.cornell.edu/english/publications/epoch) ,KENYON REVIEW (http://www.kenyonreview.org/) POETRY NORTHWEST(http://www.poetrybw.org/) SPOON RIVER POETRY REVIEW (lwww.litline.org) .

The following markets are closed to submissions, SOCEROUS SIGNALS,SOUTHWORD JOURNAL, SUNLAND JOURNAL.

A CORRECTION

One of the web sites I listed before, THE MARKET LIST, is defunct.  I thought something was off when the url I had for it sometimes worked and sometimes not.  And when I did  get thee it became evident that the list had not been updated for several years.  The fact that some of the titles listed were defunct did not bother me because defunct titles frequently show up on up to date lists.  What got me going was that there was a host of zine titles that did not have current web sites.  However I did discover another useful site for flash fiction..  Its FLASH FICTION AND SHORT SHORT FICTION (www.terryburns.net/shortmarkets )  It is a long list of other web sitess that list markets.  Some are lists are current and some are defunct.

MARKET NOTE

EMERALD TALESis closed to submissions.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

TWO USEFUL SITES FOR FLASH FICTION WRITERSI

I have come across two very useful web sites for flash fiction writers.  AUDIO MARKET LIST (http:audiomarketlist.com) covers what the title claims.  Not strictly a flash fiction list but most audio markets are looking for flash fiction.  The other site is THE MARKET LIST (http://www.marketlist.com/ ) which is genre strong and seems to be a competitor with Ralan.

BOOK REVIEW OF BOMBER COUNTRY

BOMBER COUNTRY by Daniel Swift  (NYC;2010, Farrar,Straus and Giroux) hb,ISBN 978-0-374--27331-8, $26.00.

BOMBER COUNTRY is many things but for poets and readers of poetry it is this.  It is about poetry written during war time by soldiers.  In this instance it is about the pilots and other crew members of RAF's Bomber Command who served in the bombing campaign against Germany.  The focus of the book is about the author's grandfather who served as a pilot with the RAF.  It shows how poetry is used by poets to cope with the destruction of war and especially the destruction they cause in their own military service.

I( highly recommend this book

INCREASED PAYMENT RATES

BASEMENT STORIES (http://www.basementstories.com/) has increased its payment rates.  STAR*LINE is closed to submissions.

Friday, September 17, 2010

CLOSED FOR NOW

The alternate history webzine TALES OF MOREAUVIA ia closed to submissions.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SUBMISHMASH STRIKES AGAIN

I have come across a second literary journal that uses submishmash online submission service FIELD.  Has anyone have a good or bad experience using it ?  I want to know.  On another note ZOMBIE FEED VOL. ! anthology project is closed to poetry.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ITS TENTACLES AWAIT

The eclectic print/web zine SPACE SQUID (http://www.spacesquid.com/) is open for horror but nothing else right now.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

OPEN AND CLOSED MARKETS

Two markets have re-opened, DANDELION (http://www.dandelionmag.ca/) (be careful for there are several different magazines all named DANDELION)  and FIVE POINTS (http://www.fivepoints.gsu.edu/_ .Closed for noe is  42OPUS which only pays for some work.

QUICK MARKET NOTES

A new Christain web zine FANTASY WORLD GEOGRAPHIC (http://www.skaggsworld.com/) is open to flash fiction but pays only for the lead piece.  A new poetry ezine is FOLDED WORLD MOSAIC (http://folded.wordpress.com/) . nthDIMENSION  has folded.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SLASH YOUR WAY TO A NEW MARKET

rogue Blades Entertainment (http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/ )is putting a swashbuckler/s &s high fantasy anthology called ASSASSINS A CLASH OF STEEL is open to long verse that matches the anthology's theme.  So swash that buckle and start typing.

FLASH FICTION MARKET CLOSED UNTIL 2/22

The webzine THIRD ORDER which is a flash fiction market will be closed to subs until 1/11

Friday, September 10, 2010

SOME THING'S NOT COOKING

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY COOKBOOK anthology project is not open to poetry.

THE CENTURY IS CLOSED

The ALL AMERICAN HORROR OF THE 21ST CENTURY, THE FIRST DECADE is closed to poetry.

Shana Tova

Shana Tova to all my landsmen

MARKET INVOLVING IMPOLITE FEY FOLK

BAD ASSED FAIRIES VOL.4 anthology project is closed to poetry.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NEW FLASH FIC MARKET

A new sf flash fic daily webzine DAILY SCIENCE FICTION ( http://www.dailysciencefiction.com/) is now open.  However BULL SPEC, MYTHIC GRLERIYUM & TALES FROM THE MOON LIT PATH are all closed to submissions.

YETI POLITICS

The Nepal based political and cultural affairs magazine H:IMAL http://www.himalmag.com/ is open to poetry.

Additionally  zine open to poetry and flash fiction are closed to submissions ; THE DARK FICTION SPOTLIGHT 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A MARKET SHINES BRIGHTLY

SHINE BRIGHTLY MAGAZINE (www.gemsgc.org/girls/shine_brightly ) is the magazine for a Christain grammar school girls group called  GEMS Girl Clubs

TWO NEW MARKETS BECKON

Two new markets; NEON MAGAZINE (http://www.neonmagazine.com.uk/ )a gen lit ezine and  THE PRAIRIE JOURNAL (http://www.prairiejournal.com/)  which is a literary printzine.

Monday, September 6, 2010

ONE LIFE ON HOLD

The webzine HAZARD CAT is temporarilly closed to submissions.

PENNY AND NICKELING YOU

I am shockec byt perhaps I shouldn't be to discover that at least one legetimate and major publication, NEW ENNGLAND REVIEW is using the online submission system known as 'submishmash to extract fees from the writer submitting the work.  THIS IS TERRIBLY WRONG 11111111 I would like to hear your views on this.

ITS A CRIME THAT IT DOESN'T BUY

The COSMIC CRIMES anthology project is not buying poetry.  And that is a crime.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

MARKETS THAT ARE OPEN AGAIN

Here is the latest list of magazine markets that are open to submissions again.  Remember that some of the markets may not pay for all the material they publish.  Also there is an Australian zine CORDITE POETRY REVIEW (http://www.cordite.org.au/ ) that has been reported closed and open in the same publication!!!!

The other zines are ABYSS & APEX (http://www.abyssandapex.com/) ,AGNI (www.bu.edu/dbin/agni ), ANTIOCH REVIEW ( www.antiochcollege.org/antioch_review ), ARC POETRY MAGAZINE (http://www.arcpoetry.ca/ ) ARTFUL DODGER (http://www.artfuldodger.com/ ), ARTS & LETTERS (http://www.al.gcsu.edu/) , BARN WOOD POETRY MAGAZINE (http://www.mac.com/ ) BIG PULP (http://www.bigpulp.com/ ) BLUE ROUTE (http://www.theblueroute.org/ ) BRILLANT CORNERS (www.lycoming.edu/brillantcorners ) ,THE CINCINNATI REVIEW (http://www.cincinnatireview.com/ ), CRAB CREEK REVIEW (http://www.crabcreekreview.org/ ),DESCANT (http://www.descant.tcu.edu/ ), DRASH (http://www.drash.org/ ) , EVENT (www.douglas.bc.ca/visitors/event_magazine ), GETTYSBURG REVIEW (http://www.gettysburgreview.com/ ), GUD (http://www.gudmagazine.com/ ), GULF COAST (http://www.gulfcoast.edu/ ) HOLLINGS CRITIC (http://www.hollins.edu/ ), THE HOPKINS REVIEW (http://www.thehopkinsreview.com/ ), HOTEL AMERIKA (http://www.hotelamerika.net/ ), IDEOMANCER (http://www.ideomancer.com/ ), INDIANA REVIEW (http://www.indianareview.org/ ), IOWA REVIEW (http://www.iowareview.uiowa.edu/ ), JUBILAT (http://www.jubilat.org/ )MACABRE CADAVER (http://www.macabrecadaver.com/ ), NASHVILLE REVIEW (www.vanderbilt.edu/english/nashvillereview ),NEW ENGLAND REVIEW (http://www.nereview.com/ ), NEW OHIO REVIEW (www.ohio.edu/nor ), NINTH LETTER (http://www.ninthletter.com/ ), NOTRE DAME REVIEW (www.nd.edu/~ndr ), OPEN CITY (http://www.opencity.org/ )PALABRA (http://www.palabramag.org/ ) PRARIRIE SCHOONER (http://www.praririeschooner.uni.edu/ ), THE ROANOKE REVIEW (http://www.roanokereview.wordpress.com/ ) SALAMANDER (www.media.cas.suffolk.edu/salamander ), SEWANEE REVIEW(www.sewanee.edu/sewanee_review ), THE SOUTHAMPTON REVIEW (http://www.shopsb.fsa.sunysb.edu/ ),TAMPA REVIEW (http://www.tampareview.ut.edu/ ), TIN HOUSE (http://www.tinhouse.com/ ), WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW (www.cc.utah.edu/~PIK1/WHR ), WITNESS (http://www.witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/ ).

MARKETS CLOSED AND MARKETS DEADF

First there is one new ezine market MASON'S ROAD (http://www.masonsroad.com/).  There is one dead zine FIRST EDITION and a market that no longer pays for poetry POND RIPPLES.

Finally here are zines that are closed to submissions for now; DUCTS.org ,ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, THE FIELDSTONE REVIEW, GHOST LIGHT, GOBLIN FRUIT,NEW ORLEANS REVIEW,REJECTED QUARTERLY,RELIEF and aTHREE PENNY REVIEW..  I have 50 zines that are open again to submission and I shall list that in a separate posting.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

GONE TO SLEEP

The webzine and market for both poetry and flash fiction FLASHQUAKE has gone on hiatus which could mean a lot of things so I wont speculate.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I FORGOT SOMETHING

The collection invoved is PRIVATE WORLDS A REVISED ATLAS.

GREAT NEWS

There are plans to reissue my sf/f/h poetry collection in a new format by a new publisher.  I am not going to release anymore deatails until the cONTRACT IS SIGNED.  HURRAY

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CLOSINGS AND OPENINGS

DARK RECESSES (http://www.darkrecesses.com/) a flash fiction market is open while ELECTRC VELOCIPEDE  is closed for now.

COME FOR THE DATA STAY FOR THE SHOPPING

Well its the begining of the month and time for my monthly admonition;  COME FOR THE INFO AND STAY FOR THE SHOPPING.  when you shop for books come through the Basrnes & Noble, Amazon ( which apparently sells everything else including really exotic meats )and Powell's Used Books portals at my blog and  shop.,  As they say support your local poetry marketing blogger.

THE POET OF THE FINANCIAL COMMUNITY

http://www.wallstreetpoet.com/ is the site for Michael Silverstein, a satirical poet whose particular targetr is the financial community.  I generally do nmot like political satire in poetry because I find it ham handed aqnd dull.  Silverstein's work is subtle.  It is hard for me to articulate why his poetry works but it does. A good place to visit in order to see succesful examples of a difficult content for poetry.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

OPEN TO POETRY BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE CANADIAN

TESSERACTS 15 anthology project (http://www.rdgewebsite.com/) ) is open to YA speculative fiction poetry of all kind but you have to be a Canadian or a landed immigrant in Canada.  It can be either in English or French.  .  If they are concerned about Canadian element in work, you would think that it would also be open to work in First Nations (Amerind or Inuit) language that is recognised in Canada.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OPEN AGAIN

BETE NOIRE (http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/  ) is open to submissions.

Monday, August 30, 2010

MAKES US ALL FLINCH

MAKE YOU FLINCH anthology project is not open to poetry.

NOT SO WONDERFUL NEWS

STRANGE, WEIRD & WONDERFUL MAGAZINE (sounds like a Disney special) is closed until April 2011

Sunday, August 29, 2010

THE REALLY LAST MARKET NOTE FOR AUGUST

SHADOWS & LIGHT Vol II anthology is closed to poetry

LAST MARKET NEWS FOR AUGUST

There are three new paying zines for poetry; HENNEN'S OBSERVER  http://www.hennensobserver.com/ ;KANSAS CITY VOICES http://www.kansascotyvoices.com/ ; WAKE; GREAT LAKES THOUGHT & CULTURE http://www.greatlakes.org/

One market is dead, SURVIVAL BY STORYTELLING

One market is temporarilly closed  EMERALD TALES

one market is open again COLORADO REVIEW http://www.coloradoreview.colostate.edu/

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A QUICK VISIT

I just visited the  http://www.wegotpoetry.com/ website and it seems useful.  Are the any members of that site who want to comment on it?  It seems very useful but I did not login to be a member without  someone telling me more about it  I just do not want my name on spam lists if I can avoid it. or you my readers.

CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS

Closed to submissions for now is STAR*LINE and ABERANT DREAMS .

Thursday, August 26, 2010

NO USE FOR BAD WORDS

MALEDICTA JOURNAL is not open to poetry but a shout out to my 21st follower of this blog

IT FLUTTERS OUT OF REACH

The MOTHMAN FILES anthology project is closed to poetry.

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS BECOMING POPULAR

BLACK RIVER REVIEW ( http://blackwarrior.webdelsol.com/) will now take online submissions which apparently is easier for publications to deal with rather than email submissions. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FALSE RUMOR ALERT

There is false data being twittered that the wbzine CHIZINE.COM  and its parent Chizine Publishing is folding.  Not teue.  They are still live and well

NEW QUERY ADDRESS

DARK RECESSES,the flash fiction market, has a new query e-address, baileyhunter@darkerecesses.com

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NOT WRITE ENOUGH

I been to te http://www.writerswrite.com/ web site and it does not seem especially useful.  Has anyone else visited this site.  Also does anyone else have weird problems doing captcha codes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! post your horror stories.

MAYBE NOT EXTINCT

I am a little embarrassed.  I had thought VESTAL REVIEW the web/printzine (http://www.vestalreview.net/ ) the longest running flash fiction had just become a flash in the pan but apparently its still going strong

Monday, August 23, 2010

SUN SHINES BRIGHT ON A NEW MARKET

SUNLAND JOURNAL http;//sunlandjournal.com is a new market for poetry.

A THREE PIPE PROBLEM

When I was submitting my url to the site for simultaneous submission to many search engines, a problem occured.  Some of the sites received an incomplete url address and I had to resubmit.  Its no big deal but I wonder if any of you had the same problem.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

MARKETS OPEN AGAIN

The following zines are once again open for submissions.  ECOTONE, http://www.ecotonejournal.com/; FRESHWATER  http://www.acc.comment.edu/ ; GEORGIA REVIEW www.uga.edu./garev  ;NEW ORLEANS REVIEW  http://neworleansreview.org/ ; SORCEROUS SIGNAS   http://www.sorceroussignals.com/ ;WEST BRANCH www.bucknell.edu/WestBranch ;WHITEFISH REVIEW http://www.whitefishreview.com/ .

MARKETS CLOSED FOR NOW PLUS ONE DEAD ONE

The following markets are closed to submissions; ABERANT DREAMS; ENCHANTED CONVERSATION; KALEIDOTROPE; THE LORELEI SIGNAL;LABLETTER;MEMOIR (and); NEO-OPSIS; TALES OF THE TALISMAN . Dead is LITTERED OLIVE.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

THE UNIVERSE IS NOT ALWAYS OPEN

The new ezine UNIVERSE ANNEX is not open to poetry.

ON HIATUS

The twitterzine MICROCOSMS is on hiatus

Friday, August 20, 2010

FLASH FICTION MARKETS

The following is a list of paying flash fiction markets; AS WE ARE MAGAZINE  http://www.aswearemagazine.com/  doesn't pay all the time, BURST http://www.terra-media.us/ ,DELERIUM INSIDER http://www.deleriumbooks.com/ EVERY DAY FICTION http://www.everydayfiction.com/ FLASH SHOT http://www.gwthomas.org/ FLASH TALES MAGAZINE http://www.flashtales.com/ MSLEXIA http://www.mslexia.co.uk/ MYTHOLOG http://www.mytholog.com/ THE PEOPLES FRIEND http://www.jhwb.co.uk/ SNIPLITS http://www.sniplits.con/ THE VERB http://www.readingwriters.com/

A LITTLE HINKY

I checked out the British writer's site http://www.firstwriters.com/ and something about it did not seem right.  I cannot put my finger to it.  Does anyone else have experience with this site; good, bad or the ugly (sorry I could not resist )

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A CLOSURE

STAR*LINE  the magazine of the Science Fiction Poetry Association is closed to submissiuons.BTW if you are serious or just semi-serious about writing,reading,editing,publishing or thinking about sf/f/h poetryyou have to join the Science Fiction Poetry Assn.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

THE EDGE OF NO MARKET

The monthly webzine THE EDGE OF PROPINQUITY is not open to poetry.

SHOUT OUT

Hello to this blog's 20th follower.  Please feel free to comment.

TYPO ALERT

I made an error in the previous post about THE GLOMING MAGAZIONE .  I put in in an unwanted 9 in the magazine's title

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MARKET NEWS

There is a new quarterly webzine buying poetry, THE GLOMI9NG MAGHAZINE (http://www.thegloming.com/)

Two markets are open again SHOCK TOTEM (http://www.shocktotem.com/ ) and DARK RECESSES (http://www.drkrecesses.com/).

The following markets are closed to submissions; ABERRANT DREAMS, NEO-OPSIS,VULGATA,DEMON MINDS, DIET SOAP.

BTWsince the begining of this blog I have had 3000 hits.

COME FOR THE INFO STAY FOR THE SHOPPING

Monday, August 16, 2010

FLASHING STILL FOR A MOMENT

Two flash fiction markets are on a hiatus FLASH FICTION and FLASH ME MAGAZINE

KNOCK THREE TIMES AND THEY STILL WONT OPEN THE DOOR

TheSPEAKEASY anthology project is not open to poetry.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

DOES ANYONE HAVE HISTORY WITH THIS SITE

www,WinningWriters.com is a web site devoted to free poetry contests and offers a free newsletter on the topic.  Does anyone have either a good,bad or indifferent experience with them?

A LITTLE ASSISTANCE CAN BE HELPFUL

The MY FIRST TIME anthology to be published by SoftCopy Publishing http://www.softcopypublishing.com/ is a paying markeT.

TRAVEL BY THE BOOK is a travel themed literary annual is a paying marketr.  The problem is that I dont have a web or any other address for them.  Does anyone have an address for them.

The zine STONE TELLING is closed to submissions.

YOU DONT GET TO SEE HIS ETCHINGS

The ETCHED OFFERINGS  anthology project is closed to poetry.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

ON THE HORROR THE HORROR OF IT ALL

The ALIEN HORRORS anthology project is closed to poetry.

BE PATIENT

The NEW FAIRY TALE anthology (http://www.aurorawolf.com/) will be open to poetry but cannot submit until Sept.12 so wait.

THEY OPEN AND CLOSE LIKE AN OYSTER IN A THREE STOOGES FILM

The following markets are closed to submissions again.  Some of these zines just seem to open and close; MINDFLIGHTS, KALEIDOTROPE, DEMON MINDS,VULGATA MAGAZINE.

Thhe following flash fiction market is open to submissions, DARK RECESSES PRESS (http://www.darkrecesses.com/ )

Friday, August 13, 2010

BOOK REVIEW

RETRO SPEC ed. by Karen A. Romanko (2010, Los Angeles; Raven Electric Ink)  ISBN 978-0-9819643-1-7 ,$14.95

RETRO SPEC is an anthology of prose and poetry that comments on American social,cultural and political history from the 20's trough the 40's.  This is the third Spec collection that Romanko has edited and published.  The previous two were about sports and sf/f/h cinema.  I am only going to comment on the poems.

They are wonderful.  The poetry represent broad range ,from humor to sorrow, from politics to passing fads and everything between.

My two favorites couldn't be more different from each other. 'Invasion, 1955' by Robert Borski is a view of the hula hoop fad as if it was a 1950's Flying Saucer invasion film.

'From seemingly out of nowhere they came,
not saucers but their smaller ringworld brethern
until almost everywhere you look
across the land,people are gyrating
in ectasy caught up in invasion...'

The other is' Rain Goddess ; The Dust Bowl, 1930's' by K. M. Preschak is an unnamed rain goddess hearing the cries of American farmers suffering during the Dust Bowl.  Woody Guthrie could have written this.

... Inside the prison of their barns,farmers weep.

In my enforced sleep I heard curses from Texas
to Saskatchewan as the land began to fail
...crops
yielded only pain...



Thisis a terrific collection that is well worth the price.

THE GREAT OLD ONES WOULD BE ANGRY

The HISTORICAL LOVECRAFT anthology project is closed to poetry.

AN INTERESTING EXPERIENCE

First a sout to the newest foliower of this blog, and please post comments.  The df/h magazine DARK RECESSES is looking for six slushpile.  It is proably not a paying gig but might be an interesting and useful experience.  Contact its publisher Bailey Hunter at baileyhunter@darkrecesses.com.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

HARD TO READ MARKET RESOURCE

I just came from a website devoted to podcast markets, http://www.podcastshuffle.com/ .Useful but my god dark blue lettering on black background; almost as bad as red or purple lettering on black  background.  Folks websites have to be legible in order to be fully useful.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A NIGHT MAKES

I did research for the previous post on flash fiction web sites last night.  I went back to them for some additional research and two of them have already been takeb down and the Terry Jones site no longer has data on flash fiction markets.  Data becomes obsolete on the internet real quick but this happened,you pardon the expression, in a flash.  Does anyone out there know of an uptodate user friendly website for flash fiction markets other than ralan and duotrope.

LOOKING FOR MARKETS THAT ARE NOT FLASHES IN THE PAN

I went looking for websites that would be useful for digging up flash fiction markets and I got floods of flash fiction market sites.  Other than going to the obvious ones like Ask.com, resourceswriterssuite101.com,info.comand absolutewriters.com here are some that have some precision; http://www.flashfiction.com/ , http://www.gregschwarts.blogspot.com/, and http://www.terryburns.net/. I especially liked the last one.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A CLARIFICATION

I may not have been clear.  The web edition of ABANDONED TOWERD will retain its normal release schedule.  The print version is becoming an annual.

POETS SPEAKING OUT

An audio book imprint Speaking Volumes is looking to acquire, epub,pod and also audio rights for among other things poetry collections.  Check their website at http://speakingvolumes.us/ or call the publisher Kurt Mueller at1-888-777-8204.

NOT OPEN TO POETRY

The new ezine SPECTRA willnot be open to poetry.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ABANDONED TOWERS ABANDONS ALMOST ALL PRINT

ABANDONED TOWERS the joint print/webzine has closed down its print version except for a literary annual/

DWARF STARS 2010

The Dwarf Star Awards is an award given to the best sf/f/h poem under ten lines written and publisherd in the previous yesr in this case 2009.The awardds are sponsored by the Science Fiction Poetry Association..  You do not need be a member to nominate.  You can nominate your own work.  There is no cap on how many poems you can nominate.,  Email the poems along with a note as to where and when they appeared to dwarfstar@sfpoetry.com .  Put dwarf stars submission in the subject space.  The deadline is Aug.31st.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A NEW MARKET FOR YOUNG WRITERS

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE REVIEW (http://www.yaliteraturereview.com/) is a new print zine and a former webzine that is open to poetry.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

WHAT IS OPEN AND WHAT IS CLOSED

The following publications are open for submissions, those with (?) after them means that they dont pay for all the material they publish so query real hard and a shout out to my latest follower.

CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW (http://craborchardreview.siuc.edu/), CRAZY HORSE (http://www.crazyhorsejournal.org/), ELLIPSIS (http://www.westministercollege.edu.ellipsis/ )EMRYS JOURNAL (www.emrys.org/emrysjournal.com) FIFTH WEDENESDAY JOURNAL (http://www.fifthwedenesdayjournal.com/) (?),INKWELL JOURNAL (http://www.inkwelljournal.org/) THE LUMBERYARD (http://www.lumberyardmagazine.com/) MATRIX (http://www.matrixmagazine.org/)  A RIVER & SOUND REVIEW (http://www.riverandsoundreview.org/)

Two poetry publishers are now reading manuscripts Spice Press  (http://www.spiceplc.com/) and Black Coffee Press (http://www.blackcoffeepress.net/) .

The following periodicals are closed right now; ExPatLit.com , FULL ARMOR MAGAZINE and THE RAVEN CHRONICLES .

The following publishers are not reading manuscripts right now, BatCat Press,Black Lantern Publishing, Blue House Press, Broomstick Books and SpringGun Press.

A NEW MARKET

I do not consider literary annuals to be periodicals but magazine styled anthologies .  That said the literary annual LABLETTER http://www.labletter.com/  is a paying market

IT CAN BE CONFUSING

Ovvassionally a report bubbles up through the internet that THE STRAND has been folded.  Dont believe it.  The magazine's publisher keeps a very irregular schedule and is slow in responding.  So keep a skeptical eye on all these announcements unless it comes directly from the magazine itself.  BTW is there anyone familiar with the Indiebound web site ?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

HURRAY WE ARE READY FOR BUSINESS

As you can see we now have fully operational portals to Amazon and Barnes&Nobel.  When you go book shopping onlinr plrase do it through the portals at this blog.  I want to thank my partner MoMo because it was because of her that I am now set up.  Se is computer savvy and I am not.

NO INVITATION NO PAY

The British poetry ezine POETRY KIT does not pay for unsolicited material.

I SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED FURTHER

The Australian and New Zealand sites that I listed in my previous post are actually a part of a much larger site, http://www.poetrykit.org/ .

Friday, August 6, 2010

RESOURCES FOR DOWN UNDER

A major web site for Australian poetry markets is www.poetrykit.org/oz/ozmags.htm A related site covers New Zealand markets,www.poetrykit.org/nzeaoland/nzmags.htm 

A RESOURCE FOR BRITISH MARKETS

http://ticket2write.tripod.com/  is a useful guide to UK poetry markets

Thursday, August 5, 2010

SOMETHING COMPLETELY dIFFERENT

BTW I hope that some of you may want to get my ebook sf/f/h poetry collection PRIVATE WORLDS A REVISED ATLAS available at http://www.abbottepublishing.com/ . If you want to comment on another poetry collection or plug your own then please feel free to do so.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A CHANGE FOR NEW ENGLAND REVIEW

NEW ENGLAND REVIEW's editor told me that in the fall they will accept on line submissions for poetry but not email submissions of poetry.  I dont quite see how one way is less onerous than the other way.  Can a computer savvy person explain ?

Also a shout out hello to the 17th follower or if that person prefers devotee.

BACK TO THE OOZZEE

The PRIMORDIAL REVIEW is indefinitely suspended which is never a good sign.

SOME MARKETS

NEW ENGLAND REVIEW http://www.nereview.com/  and Oatmeal Studios Greeting Cards http://www.oatmealstudios.com/ .

SOMETHING TO BE WARY

Whenever a literary publication is published by a college and they say 'as funds permit' be wary.  It means you may not get paid if they daont raise enough funds.

TYPO ATTACK

My apologies I made a spelling error in my last post.  It should be BETE NOIRE (http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/ ).

FRIENDLIER THAN ITS TITLE

BETE NOIR (http://www.betenoirmagazine.com/ )is a new df/h/mystery/crime quarterly print market open to poetry.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TWO MORE THAT APPEAR TO BE GONE

BIG SPULP and ASTROPOETICA appear to be profoundly dormant if not officially dead.

THE ROADRUNNER WINS AGAIN

COYOTE WILD MAGAZINE appears to be truly dead and gone but you never know.

B&N IS ON BOARD

As you can see we now have an ad for the Nook from Barnes & Noble and that leads to their whole web site.

As for the word 'devotee' that sounds mildly erotic.

A SHOUT OUT TO MY 16TH FOLLOWER

I want to say welcome to my 16th follower.  I wish Google came up with a less cultish term.  What term do you folks who follow this blog think I should use.  Also by the end of this day a Barnes & Noble portal should be up.

Monday, August 2, 2010

SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS

As you can see we now boast of having a portal to Powell's Books, the countries leading retailor of op and rare books.  Whenever you have the yen to go book collecting then please shop at Powell's and use our portal to get there

TWO OPEN THREE CLOSED FOR NOW

Two markets are now open again, MINDFLIGHTS http://www.mindflights.com/ and the flash ficzinr MISFIT MAGAZINE http://www.misfit-magazine.com/ . Three markets are closed for now, MYTHIC DELERIUM, DEMON MINDS and KALIDOTROPE.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A REQUEST AND PLENTY OF DATA

If any of you followers or others are having problems posting or becoming a follower let me know at sgreen@grolen.com.

Next are a whole bunch of markets that are closed for now to submissions; BEST AUSTRALIAN ESSAYS,STORIES & POEMS ;CABINET DES FEES; DEATH RATTLE; HAZARD CAT; IDEOMANCER; MIDNIGHT ECHO; THE NEW BEDLAM PROJECT; SMASH CAT MAGAZINE; VULGATA MAGAZINE .

In addition the independent publisher Persea Books is closed to poetry manuscript submissions.

SHOCKING NEWS

SHOCK TOTEM http://www.shocktotem.com/ is once again open to submissions.

I am going to do coverage of flash fiction markets and so here is the first entry.  FLASH ME MAGAZINE is on indefinite hiatus.

Regional magazines, especially those with a strong environmental focus can be paying markets for poetry.  An example is the Pacific Northwest regional magazine OPEN SPACES http://www.openspaces.com/

Saturday, July 31, 2010

WINDDRIFT PRESS IS NOT SEEKING POETRY MANUSCRIPTS AT THIS TIME

Winddrift Press is not seeking poetry manuscripts at this time,

KITSUNE CLOSED FOR NOW

Kitsune Books, a publisher which actually pays advances for poetry collections is temporarilly closed to new projects.

Friday, July 30, 2010

A CORRECTION

I had an attack of typoitis when I reviewed the Turzillo/Simon collections.  For some obscure reason I called Marge Simon Meg Simon.  My apologies.

AN AUSTRALIAN MARKET THAT DOESN'T EMBRACE NON-AUSTRALIANS

AFTER THE RAIN anthology project is neither open to poetry or non-Aussies. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A CANADIAN MARKET THAT EMBRACES NON-CANADIANS

PRISM (http://prism.ca.ubc.ca/ ) is a well paying Canadian market that accepts work from non-Canadians.  Another well paying market is POETRY MAGAZINE (http://poetryfoundation.org/ ) is another at $10 per line.

A MARKET SLITHERS OUT TO POETS

Though their guidelines dont mention it the new df/h audio magazine PSEUDOPOD (http://pseudopod.org/ is a market for poetry but editor Ben Phillips pointed out that the poems have to be straight forward .  So if you send a poem to them it better not be wiggly.  The new general fiction magazine VARSITY PRINTS is not open to poetry.

One reader thinks I should start covering flash fiction markets.  What say you others?

FURTHER COMMENTS ON ROYALTIES

An academic poet contacted me away from the blog and told me that in her experience, poetry collections published by academic presses had no problem paying herroyalties.  For anyone who is reading this  who has a similair experience please post the reasons why academic presses do well in this category.  I have my theory but I want to hear from others begore I comment on it.  However I am still disinclined to report on anthology markets that are royalties only in payment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

AN APOLOGY

I made a slight error/typo in the last post.  Somehow I overlooked the fact that I did not mention that Turzillo was the co-author of the DRAGON SOUP collection.

THREE REVIEWS

YOUR CAT & OTHER SPACE ALIENS by Mary Turzillo, Berlin CT and Cleveland OH; 2007. vanZeno Press Professional Reading Series, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9789244-0-9, pb

THE DRAGON DICTIONARY by Meg Simon and Mary Turzillo, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2010,Sam's Dot, $6.00, ISBN 978-1-935590-14-9, pb

DRAGON SOUP by Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo, Cleveland OH and Berlin CT, 2008, vanZeno Press Professional Reading Series,$19,95, ISBN 978-0-9789244-5-4, pb

First let me make this clear.  All three of these collections are well worth the price and well worth ordering, which you can do through Amazon the last I knew.  These collections are excellent showcases for something thats gets overlooked too often in poetry, humor.

The first collection is a whimisical which I know is an over used term but in this case well deserved.  The poems are about observations on the behavior of critters that are not human.  As you can tell from the title, cats and their moods are the focus of many of these poems.  It is not all humorous poetry.  For example there is a fine poem about Wayne Gacy titled 'Gacy' that is neither cute or cuddly.

'In Jack's dream
we live with John Wayne Gacy.
Something is wrong, Jack says, but I don't seem to care..."

However this first stanza from the poem 'Oath of the Moon' is more typical of the collection

"Whiskers smelling of milk and tuna,
he slink's into his mistress's bedroom
intent on rubbing against her legs
and,since he is tonight her same species,
further up.  Beware werecat's mistress,
the front claws,the barbed penis. ''"

THE DRAGON DICTIONARY is what it says it is.  Its basically a light hearted twist on Ambrose Bierce's  THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY.    Only its aimed at D & D'ers and fans of light fantasy novels that have dragons on their covers.  Most of these definitions rvolve dragons and all their quibbles and dragony ways.  The definitions are interspered with poetry and the artful ilustrations created by Marge Simon..  It can be a little too cutesy for some but I enjoyed it and I usually have a low tolerance for cutesy.  However Simon'sketch of a lady dragon singing 'the hills are alive.." won me over.  Your daughter/female relative/female offspring of friends are going to love it.  Maybe it get their minds off of undernourished boy vampires.

DRAGON SOUP is not a collaboration but rather a collection of poems and flash fiction by Simon and a collection of poems and flash fiction.  Almost all the pieces are humorous work about dragons and illustrated by Simon.  As I said before I have a low toleration of whimsey but I enjoyed the poems and flash fiction.  You dont have to be a dedicated dracophile to enjoy this collection.  Like the previous collection it would make a great gift to wean young females from their fascination with wain male vampires and young lads with buxum vampirettes.  It is well worth buying it for tour self.

Do yourselff a favor for the gift buying season buy all three from Amazon and lo and behold this site has a portal to Amazon (hint).

STILL ANOTHER WELCOME

First a welcome to my 15th follower.  Secondly I now have a tweeter account but I still have to figure out how to access it.  Lastly before the day is finished I am going to do three book reviews; two are joint collections by Mary Turzillo and Marge Simon and the thirsd is a collection by Turzillo only which brings up a beef.

Mary is one of the most important poets working within the sf/f/h genres and she doesnt get much buzz.  I think the reason is an odd one at first.  She has many appearences in the major newsstand and commercial markets like ANALOG, ASIMOV'S and WEIRD TALES but that is also her problem.  Relatively few sf/f/h poetry fans read the major genre magazines.  Just check out how few poems that appear in ASIMOV'S gets nominated for the Rhyslings.  The other matter is that much of her work is humorous and humorous poems dont get the respect they deserve though she does get her fair share of Rhysling nominations.

There I feel better getting it off my chest.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A BIG HELLO

A big hello to my 14th follower.  I am glad to see you here.  Please feel free to comment

YOUR OPINIONS PLEASE

I want your opinions.

First do you find that the smallest poetry markets seem to have the most elaborate procedures for submitting material.

The second is what you folks think of flash fiction.  Is it really poetry and should I start covering flash fiction markets ?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

GENERAL RAMBLINGS

If anyone wants to have a link to my blog from another website they are welcome to do so just let me know at my email address sgreen@grolen.com . Secondly by the end of this week I should have portals up for Barnes & Noble, Borders, Horror mall and Powell's Books.  I also plan to have a facebook page for my blog and a twitter account to gently herd poets to this blog.  You always can enter and order from Amazon (hint!!) at this blog.

MARKETS DEAD, MARKETS JUST CLOSED FOR NOW

NUMINOUS SPIRITUAL POETRY is dead.  FLASHQUAKE is closed to submissions for now.

ALAS ANOTHER CLOSED MARKET

The anthology project PANVERSE 3 is closed to poetry.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

CAST YOUR EYES OVER HERE

DARK EYES GLANCES http://darkeyeglances.com/ is looking for dark poetry that rhymes.  Yes there are still editors who like to ryhme.

On a completely different note, has anyone reading this ever got royalty payments from their poems appearing in an anthology?  I never did.  Please post your experience post haste!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

FOR AUSTRALIANS ONLY

There are two new markets  but unfortunately one is open only to Australians, SMALL ROOM (http://smallrom.co.au/ .  The other is a df/h/mystery webzine LITERARY HATCHET http://www.literaryhatchet.com/ .

Thursday, July 22, 2010

GRANTING A WISH

The Speculative Literature Foundation is awarding $800 travel grants to speculative writers (prose,poetry.playwriting) For details go to http://www.speclit.org/ .

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ITS NOT HALLMARK BUT

The greeting card publisher Blue Mountain Arts,has a program by which they publish collections of the poems and other sayingsthey buy for the cards and they pay a separate fee for them.  You can go to their website for more info http://www.sps.com/  .

If anyone has a strong handle on selling to the greeting crd market please feel free to post it here.

CANADIAN MARKET

OUEEN'S QUATERLEY is a Canadian general literary quarterly.  For submission and payment policies check www.queensu.ca/quarterly.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

FLYING AGAIN

The monthly webzineMINDFLIGHTS is ready to take on new submissionsso try to get a boarding pass ie sale and come on board !!!!.  There I have done my cloyingly cutesy entry for the month.  but dont forget to query them at editor@mindflights.com .  I promise I wont be cutesy again for at least a month.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

THREE MARKETS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND ONE CLOSED FOR NOW

Three magazines are now open to submissions, GRASSLIMB ,www.grasslimb.com ,PARIS REVIEW http://www.parisreview.com,lorelei/ SIGNAL http://www.loreleisignal.com/.  Another market is closed to submissions for now, PEN AMERICAN JOURNAL.

Friday, July 16, 2010

RAY GUN WILL HAVE AN EMPTY CLIP

The webzine RAY GUN which is being restructured to become RAY GUN REVIVAL will no longer be a paying market.    Yeeeccchhhh.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ANOTHER MARKET TO HARVEST

The Canadian literary quarterly GRAIN MAGAZINE is always looking for poetry.  Go to for more info at http://www.grainmagazine.ca/ .

ADDITIONAL MARKET NEWS

The mainstream literary quarterley THE OXFORD AMERICAN is open to poetry.  Info at http://www.oxfordamerican.org/  .

A new Philippine literary annual,  PHILIPPINES RIPE LITERARY MAGAZINE is open to poetry.  For submission info go to http://asiawrites.blogspot.com/2010/06/paying-market-philippines-ripe-literary.html  .

MARKET NEWS

BYLINE is closed to submissions indefinitely.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A NIGHTLY CONFESSION

The NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS anthology project is closed to poetry.

AND THEY CALLED IT ELFISH LOVE

First a shout out to the 13th follower of this blog.  Remember if you feel a desire to buy something at Amazon  please consider accessing it through this blog.

ELF LOVE is an anthology project being put together by Pink Narcissus Press.  For prose they pay shared royalties butr payment for poems has to be negotiated.  hmmm.  I always have deep problems with royalties only payments because I was burnt twice by this.  However if you want to take a chance query the editor at rose@pinknarc.com  .

Monday, July 12, 2010

ANEW MARKET IS LAUNCHED AND ANOTHER RELAUNCHES

FLAGSHIP a new ezine/audio zine sf/f has been launched .  For more details mailto:flagship@flyingislandspress.com.
GHOSTLIGHT MAGAZINE a tri-annual df/h print magazine has come back to haunt us.  More details can be found a  www/greatlakeshorror.com .

Sunday, July 11, 2010

THE LONG AND WINDING SUBMISSION PROCESS

According to a very good source WEIRD TALES should not be open to poetry until Jan., 2011.  So start holding your breth now.

THE CORRECT DECISION

Recently the sf/f/h poet as bwell as outstanding children/ya writer was elected the newest Grand Master by the members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association over df/h/Lovecraftian poet Richard Tierney.   Both poets were major poets in their own particular segments of sf/f/h literature.  Yolen was the right decision on purely pragmatic grounds.  A much wider audience is familiar with Yolen's work and career than with Tierney's.  Simply put you could do more in pr with Yolen than with Tierney.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

NO MORE FURROWING IN THE LITERARY FIELDS OF HORROR

The df/h webzine THE HARROW is alas closed down.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A PECULIAR NOTE

THE MADAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION does not mention poetry in its guidelines yet it does use poetry.  When I emailed them directly in response I got what seems to be a form letter restating that they are actively looking for poetry and not directly answered my question.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

SO DONT TELL THEM

The flash story magazine MISFIT MAGAZINE does not buy poetry at this time. o fib and say your prose poem is a flash story. Can anyone answer the question what's the difference between a prose poem and a flash story.

SOMETHING CLOSES SOMETHING OPENS

The ezine VULGATA MAGAZINE is open again for submissions.  For details query editor@vulgatamagazine.org.  On the other hand the audiozine WHISPERING SPIRITS is indefinitely closed.  BTW if you have comments about other poetry marketing sites please feel free to post them here.

ITS HOT,ITS MUGGY AND I HAVE NEGATIVE MARKET NEWS

The MALICIOUS DEVIANCE anthology project is closed to poetry.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

POETRY FOR ALL PURPOSES

A new poetry piblisher Scott Norman is publishing an ongoing series of poetry collection.  They include poetry for dogs, poetry for chocolate and so on.  It appears to be a paying market.  Check out his web site at http://www.poetryfor.com/  .

ITS SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE MAGAZINE

BEAR DELUXE  is a semi-annual print magazine that focuses on environmental and natural science issues.  Yes it does buy poetry.  For more details go to their website at http://www.orlo.org/  .

Monday, July 5, 2010

THE HORROR OF IT

The webzine THE HORROR ZINE is closed to submissions.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I HAVE A QUESTION

I want know what the readers say when an editor tells you that they dont buy poetry because they dont know whats good.  Your comments please.

Friday, July 2, 2010

SOME GOOD AND BAD NEWS

First the bad news,the 2013; THE AFTERMATH anthology project is closed to poetry.  Now the good news the anthology project 2020 VISION is open to poetry.  For more details query the editor Rick Novy at ricknovy@gmail.com  .BTW I made a silly error in the previous post I meant to write UNDISCOVERED not DISCOVERED.

BAD NEWS

The DISCOVERED anthology publisher reversed itself and has ecided to close the anthology to poetry.  Sometimes its not worth getting out of bed.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DISCOVERING A NEW MARKET

The anthology UNDISCOVERED  is open to poetry.  Check guidelines though they dont specifically mention poetry at www.hallbrosentertainment/submissions@gmail.com  .

OPEN AGAIN

APEX webzine is once again open to submissions.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ITS OUT

THE 2010 RHYSLING ANTHOLOGY ed. by Jaime Lee Moyer (Temple City CA; Science Ficttion Poetry Assn/Raven Electrick,2010) pb  ISBN 978-0-9819643-2-4 ,$12.95.

The Rhysling collection is out and as usual worth the money.  So order already.

Friday, June 25, 2010

HURRAY FOR CANADIANS

The Aurora Awards which is a major award for Canadian sf and fantasy now has has two categories for speculative poetry, one for English and one for French. HURRAY FOR CANADIANS !!!!!!

GETTING UNDER THE SKIN OF POETS

ALIENSKIN the quartely ezine has folded.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

The DEADCORE anthology project is closed to poetry.

ONE CLOSES, ONE OPENS

A new print/ezine FANTASTIQUE-UNFETTERED is now open .  Query editors@fantastique-unfettered.com .  On the other hand GUD Magazine is temporarilly closed to submissions.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MARKET NOTE

THREE PENNY REVIEW is a general literary review that pays $200 per poem.  For more info go to http://www.threepennyreview.com/  .

A NOT SO PRETTY VALENTINE

The British df/h ezine DARK VALENTINE is noy open to poetry.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

UNTIL THE SUN COMES OUT THIS FALL

THe quarterly semi-prozine NIGHT TO DAWN is closed to submissions till the break of dawn in September.

ROCK MAY BE ALIVE BUT.......

ROCK IS DEAD anthology project is closed to poetry.

A LITTLE NOTE FOR A LITTLE MARKET

The quarterly erotic webzine LITTLE DEATH OF CROSSED GENRES is open to poetry.  Go to their website for more details http://www.make-believeable.com/ .

A WEE MARKET NOTE

ON THE PREMISES anthology project is not open to poetry.  The editorial staff (thats on how they signed it) do not know enough about poetry to buy it.  Errgghh.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I HAVE A QUESTION

And it concerns flash fiction.  I am interested in the difference between flash fiction and prose poetry ot is there a difference.  Your comments please.

A TASTE FOR A NEW MARKET

Wolfsinger Publications, http://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/ , A TASTE OF ARMAGGEDDON pod anthology project is open to poetry so check out the web site for more details.  Its $5 plus a share of royalties for each item bought.

QUICK MARKET NOTE

The quarterley webzine THE FUTURE FIRE is temp. closed to submissions.  BTW if you folks out there want to post data about paying markets for any kind of poetry please feel free to do so.

Friday, June 18, 2010

BOTH PLEASED AND ANNOYED

I read the first two volumes of NESFA Press' nine volume set of Roger Zelazny collected stories called appriopiately enough THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ROGER ZELAZNY.  What pleases that the two volumes reprinted a considerable portion of his poetry including many previously unpublished work.  This brings to mind my own Zelazny story..He was co-editing a tribute anthology for Jack Williamson.  I queried him if the collection was open to poetry.  For almost a year I hear nothing and truth be told I had forgotten about it.  Then on a Friday night at 10 pm the telephone rings.  My mother answers and tells its for me.

I take the telephone and it turns out to be Zelazny.  I am speechless.  He asks me if I could send one or two poems for the collection.  I say sure, we have a pleasant conversation and I promise to send two poems as soon as I can.  I write two haikus that night and put them in the mail.  A week later I get another call, its him.  He says he loved both poems and is $50 enough for them.  I think he means $50 for both poems.  Then I realise he means $50 a poem.  Hey thats the best rate I ever been paid for poetry.  I said yes and thats the end of my story. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I CANT STAND THE POETRY BUT LOVE THE ANALYSIS

MY VOCABULARY DID THIS TO ME  THE COLLECTED POETRY OF JACK SPICER ed. by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian Middletown,CT; 2009,Wesleyan University 2008, hb,no price listed, ISBN 978-0-8195-6887-8  .

Even though this book is almost two years ago I am sure it is still readily available.  Now I am no fan of the work of Jack Spicer. To me his work with its pain , self pitying and self absorbness seems all that is terribly wrong with modern mainstream poetry.  Yet I found this book a worthy read.  The editors do an excellent examination on how the poet's sad life created the poetry he wrote.  I never read a better examination of the creative process in poetry.  I wouldn't buy the book but I certainly go to the library to read it.

MARKETS OF THE LIVING DEAD

ZOMBIALITY  is an antholgy looking for prose and poetry about GLBT zombies.  No porn or extreme erotica.  For more details query the editor William Tucker at zomboqueer@gma8il.com  .

A TINY MARKET NOTE

A GLITCH IN THE CONTINUUM anthology project is closed to poetry.

A REALLY BIG MARKET AND A WELCOME

The HERITAGE TALES anthology project is open to poetry but it has to be very long work of 60 pages or more such as ballads.  For more details go to the publisher's web site http://www.pixiupress.com/ .Also a hello to the 12th person who now follows this blog.  BTW if any of you has made a sale or has a publication out dont hesitate to post it here.  For example the latest issue of ABANDONED TOWERS is going to have a poem by me, a Lovecraftian piece called 'The Pirates of Innsmouth' though it probably owes more to John Gay or Kurt Weil.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BOOK REVIEW OF WILD HUNT OF THE STARS

WILD HUNT OF THE STARS by Ann K. Schwader, Cedar Rapids IA; 2010, Sam's Dot, pb, $6.00, ISBN 978-0-9816365-0-4

Ann Schwader is one of the pillars of the hard sf poetry community.  Many though not all the poems in the collection are about the sher and unbridled romance that is space travel.  Not all her poems are cherry and optimistic.  A fair number of the poems have a dark and nihilistic edge.  Still I think this paragraph from the poem 'What Mars Need' represents both the heart of this collection and her life's work as a poet.

'What Mars needs are pyramids
rising from red plains
drifted with history,asteroid dust,
& a few cryptic fragments
of hope'

This is a must buy poetry collection.

BEANTOWN MARKET NOTE

Mainstream literary magazine BOSTON REVIEW is a paying market for poetry.  For more info go to their web site http://www.bostonreview.net/ .

A HELLO AND GOOD NEW

First a welcome to the latest follower of this blog and if he or she has any data about Chinese markets for non-Chinese poetry please feel free to post it.  I also made my first sale in several months.  It is a very short poem about the film 'Avatar' that shall appear in AOLIFE'S KISS.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A CORRECTION IS IN ORDER

The fantasy poetry blog I mentioned before ,www.fantasticpoetry.com has changed directions and is now strictly a personal blog.  Also I have no control over the ads that pop up.  It comes with being a google based web site.

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY IN PERSON ed. by Alexander Neubauer (New York; 2010, Alfred A. Knopf, hb $27.95, ISBN 978-0-307-26967-6 .

The book is a series of interviews of major American poets at the New School in Greenwhich Village over the past 30 year.  They were interviewed by an English professor on why and how they wrote their poetry.  In other words poets talk about their creative process when it comes to writing poetry.  It is sort of a printed 'Actor's Studio' for poets.

This is a must have book for any serious poet's library.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A USEFUL WEBSITE

For those who write fantasy poetry, may find the website http://www.fantasticpoems.com/ a useful resource.

THE HORRORS OF HALLOWEEN

The 31  DAYS OF HALLOWEEN HORROR anthology project is not open to poetry.

BRIEF MARKET NOTE

The DEAD BAIT anthology project is not open to poetry.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A BRIEF MARKET NOTE

FEAR OF THE DARK anthology project is not open to poetry.  AArrgghhh.

A REVIEW DARKLY

DARK MATTERS by Bruce Boston, (Anaheim; 2010, Bad Moon) pb $17.95, ISBN-10, 0-9844601-5-2, ISBN-13, 978-0-9844601-5-1

This is the latest of the many fine speculative poetry collections written by Bruce Boston.  Most of the poems in this collection are a new look on the paths through literature created by writers who are influences on Boston; Bradbury.Cocteau,Wallace Stevenson, E.R.R. Edison and the list goes on.  There may be a few poems that do not harken back to the work of another writer but frankly I did not see any that fall in this category.

The title of the collection refers to the theory that 99 % of all matter in the universe is dark matter .  Well the poems in this collection are the bright and visible stars in the creative universe of Bruce Boston.

This is a must have collection but all Boston collections fall in that category.

BRIEF MARKET NOTE

The DAY TERRORS anthology project is not open to poetry.

A question for Dann7yl58.

 ?Ok Dannyl58 what post were you responding to

Friday, June 11, 2010

A TINY BIT OF MARKET NEWS

http://www.sciencefictionfantasyhorror.com/, the web sitethat buys poetry at is temporarilly closed.

WHAT I MEAN FROM SF/F/H

Whenever I use the term sf/f/h it means science fiction/fantasy/horror and related genres.  Now I can spend paragraphs and paragraphs describing each of the three categories but instead I am going to use Green's Law.  Green's Law states the following, 1.   Whatever the editor of a science fiction periodical,anthology or other publication buys is a science fiction poem.  Ditto for fantasy poem, ditto for horror poem.  The definitions may be overly simplistic but it seems to work.  What are your thoughts?

BRIEF MARKET NOTE

THE HORROR LIBRARY VOL.5 anthology project is not open to poetry..

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIVING FIRE  by Edward Hirsch (New York; 2010, Alfred A. Knopf) ISBN 978-0-375-41522-7 , hb, $27.00. 

Edward Hirsch is amainstream literary poet who I find worth reading.  He writes about his own response to cultural and literary and emotional themes but you find out more what he is writing about rather than knowing more than you want about the poet. 

I was caught with the first poem in the collection and could not put the book down.

'The Begining of Poetry'

Railroad tracks split the campus in half
and at night you'd lie on your narrow cot
and listen to the lonely whistle
of a train crossing the prarie at night.

A collection worth buying.

THE IMPACT OF MY COMMENTS

My facetious remark about COYOTE WILD seems to have provoked people in a positive way.  I want to post a poetry challenge to the readers of this blog.  The late great Gabby Hayes was a stage actor before becoming Hollywood's arch Western sidekick.  I already did this on a listserve a month or so ago but I am going to do it here.  I would like to read a poem about doing important Shakespear monologues.  Go wild.  Just think of three Gabby Hayes in drag doing the witch scene from Macbeth.