Monday, April 20, 2009

Autumn Sky Poetry 13 now live!


The thirteenth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems by Mary Alexandra Agner, Ed Bennett, Kay Cosgrove, Dennis Greene, Arthur Leung, Corey Mesler, Burgess Needle, Faith Watson, Gail White, and Kelley White.

—It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Proof pages are out

Finally, the proofs are out with the contributors. It should only be a few more days before the new issue can go live. Whew!

Monday, April 13, 2009

finished reading!

And it was agony because there were so many wonderful poems. I had to let go of several that I truly liked. I hate that. Even more difficult was narrowing some down to one per poet when the submission had two poems that I liked equally.

Thanks everyone, for submitting your excellent work. It's always appreciated. I apologize forever for having to reject so many. I know what that feels like.

Now the fun part: building the issue. This should take a few days to a week. I always like to send out proof pages, just in case I make a stupid mistake. My copy editor is also amazing and this is when he goes over everything with a fine-toothed comb. The astonishing thing is how fast he is at picking out typos and inconsistencies! I would be sunk without his help.

Monday, April 6, 2009

So, I'm reading submissions

and no, I haven't forgotten that this is the month the next issue comes out. I like to read all the submissions at once, putting the ones I like into a pile and whittling it down. Then I send out the notices of acceptance. I'm in the middle of reading right now and I've a few poems that are definitely keepers and a bunch of maybes. And that's where things are at!