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 .