Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry's nominations for the Pushcart Prize

I'm very pleased to announce the six poems Autumn Sky Poetry has nominated for the Pushcart Prize:

3 a.m. Service, New Melleray Monastery by Tania Pryputniewicz from Autumn Sky Poetry Number 16
My sister's Chihuahua in heat by Kristen Stone from Autumn Sky Poetry Number 17
our lady of perpetual contusions by Nielle Norton Buswell from Autumn Sky Poetry Number 18
Soldier by Brigita Orel from Autumn Sky Poetry Number 18

The Bear by Lia Brooks from Autumn Sky Poetry Number 19

Exit Wounds by Stephen Bunch from Autumn Sky Poetry Number 19


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry's nominations for Best of the Web

Here are Autumn Sky Poetry's three nominations for the Best of the Web 2011, sponsored by Dzanc Books:

Monet to His Wife, While Winding the Sheets by Kristin Roedell from #19

Sharing Christina's World by Don Thackrey from #19

Surgeon Finds Tree Growing in Man's Lung by Laura Sobbott Ross from #18


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry, the Art Issue, now online


The nineteenth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems and enjoy art by Lia Brooks, Stephen Bunch & Dianne Wilson, Theresa Senato Edwards & Lori Schreiner, Heather Kamins, Jean L. Kreiling, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, David W. Landrum, Rick Mullin, Sandra Riley, Julia Klatt Singer, Kristin Roedell, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Janice D. Soderling, Paul Stevens, and Don Thackrey.

—It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry's 2009 Best of the Net Nominations!

I am pleased to announce that the following poems have been nominated for the 2009 Best of the Net anthology (Sundress Publications):

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger by Tania Runyan from Autumn Sky Poetry 14

We Leave the Beaches for the Tourists by Ira Sukrungruang from Autumn Sky Poetry 15

Low Tide at Sundown by Brent A. Fisk from Autumn Sky Poetry 16

Shrubs for the Northern Garden by Maryann Corbett from Autumn Sky Poetry 16

Stingers by Anna Evans from Autumn Sky Poetry 17

Skeptic by Anna Serio from Autumn Sky Poetry 17

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for everyone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry 18 now live!


The eighteenth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems by Peter Branson, Nielle Buswell , Melissa Butler, Luke Evans, Jennifer Givhan, Laura Levesque, Brigita Orel, Laura Sobbott Ross, Matthew Sholler, and Lew Watts.

—It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

Call for Submissions: Every October, Autumn Sky Poetry publishes artwork as well as poems: visual, video, etc. I'm looking for poems with corresponding artwork, or ekphrastic poems. Please read the Submission Guidelines for details and feel free to peruse last year's Art issue, Number 15, for examples.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Done reading!

Stay tuned—Autumn Sky Poetry number 18 will be live in a week or so! Now onto page layout. . .

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

still reading the maybes

I have narrowed it down, but must still go through the maybes. Tomorrow! In the meantime, if you would like to submit to Autumn Sky Poetry, I am now open for Art submissions for the October art issue. Guidelines:

Art Issue Call for Submissions

Monday, July 12, 2010

Reading submissions . . .

And have been for a few days. Like always, the ratio of rejections to maybes is really high. My pet peeve today? Dropped articles. I don't know why but it seems to be a fad: lines of poetry where there are no "a's" or "the's." When did this become so common?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Short interview at Everyday Intensity

Thanks to Tania Pryputniewicz of The Fertile Source, I had the opportunity to answer a couple of questions about a subject near and dear to me: being a poetry editor. She has a guest spot on the lovely blog Everyday Intensity where she talks about being an editor. Then she asked me and Marjorie Tesser, editor of The Mom Egg, some questions about editing. Go check it out!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry 17 - now online!


The seventeenth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems by Michelle Barker, Anna Evans, Juleigh Howard Hobson, Rich Ives, David W. Landrum, Lyn Lifshin, Mangesh Naik, Anna Serio, Kristen Stone, and Larina Warnock.

—It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

Friday, April 9, 2010

still reading submissions

And I know that sometimes I tweet about how frustrated I am with passive voice, or cliches, and whatnot, but I also get some of the most startlingly brilliant work. So much, in fact, that lately the problem hasn't been finding ten poems for each issue, but rather, whittling my favorites down to ten poems. This is a wonderful problem to have.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Reading submissions . . .

. . . for the April issue of Autumn Sky Poetry. FYI: I tend to tweet as I read the poems. If you're curious, you can find me on Twitter: @chrissiemkl.

Yesterday's tweets:

—"2 spots filled, 8 left for Autumn Sky Poetry's April issue."

—"If I read one more poem bogged down with passive voice I think I shall scream."
(Many jokes were left on my FB status feed regarding passive voice after I posted this one ((heh, irony!)). Don't know what passive voice is? Look here.)

—"Sending rejections. The worst part is how closely the the poems I refuse resemble my own work 20, 10, 5 years ago. Humble pie for me today."
(Yes, I made a typo. I blame the pie.)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2009 stats for Autumn Sky Poetry

In case anyone was wondering:

Page Loads: 13,934
Unique Visitors: 6,709
First Time Visitors: 5,836

Not bad for such an itty-bitty journal. Last October's Art issue had the most hits of all my issues (unique visitors): 1523. I wonder what the stats for this year's art issue will look like? Most issues have an average of 650 to 870.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry 16 now online!


The sixteenth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems by William Aarnes, Jenn Blair, Maryann Corbett, Brent A. Fisk, R. Nemo Hill, Prairie L. Markussen, Daniel Milbo, Tania Pryputniewicz, Kathleen Spivack, and Robert Wexelblatt.

—It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Page layout is complete

Now, all that's left is for my contributors and copy editor to check the issue and hopefully catch any mistakes.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I have my ten

I have my ten poems for January's issue. This was the most difficult submission reading session ever. I had a record number of emails to read and a ridiculous number of them contained wonderful, compelling poems. Thank you for sending me such fabulous work.

Now, on to page layout!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I am still reading

Just an FYI: if you submitted last Aug., Sept., Oct., and the first half of Nov., and you haven't heard from me yet it's probably because your poems are in my maybe pile. I expect to finish up this week. You will hear yea or nay soon.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

twittering while reading

FYI: I tend to tweet while I am reading submissions. Find me here: @chrissiemkl

Reading submissions

I am finally reading submissions, a bit late, like usual. I like to wait until I have a chunk of uninterrupted time so I can concentrate on the poems. That's hard to find until after the holidays. I'll probably be reading the rest of this week. Sorry for making everyone wait so long!