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/