Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Chiaroscuro Accepts Trash Cat Poem

Chizine.com have accepted my poem 'Trash Cat.' I'm so pleased, Chizine is a wonderful venue for dark poetry.

Chizine publication are running an interesting competition (to promote Derryl Murphy's new novel Napier's Bones) calling for stories or fictional invention/concepts. The seventeenth century John Napier was a mathematician, and had interests in alchemy, necromancy and the Book of Revelation. It would be so interesting to write a story focussing on maths.

Thanks to Anne-Mhairi for details of another competition, write a fantasy short-story for a chance to win an Apple-ipad.

oooh, and a tweet up at @CuentoMag.
oooh, and another.


  1. Congratulations on the Chizine acceptance.

  2. Well done on Chizine - interesting comp. Wondered whether to dip my toe into the genre this might give me the impetous to try - thanks

  3. Hi, Cate.

    Hi, Alberta -- yep Maths and alchemy sound like a fascinating subject. Magic and science was all rolled up into their world view, fascinating stuff.

  4. Nice sale, Debs!

    Hee--i like the look of the second comp more. Those prizes look great :D

  5. Congrats for your poem!!! That's awesome.

    Math scares me...it's like a hairy monster (Hmm, maybe that could be my story hehe)

  6. Congrats, Chizine's a good one.

  7. Congrats, congrats : the Chizine success is a biggy. Love the tweet, too, and thanks for the competition leads.

  8. Lynda: a monster made of numbers could be pretty scary.

    Hey, Sam: yep it would be nice to win an i-pad, won't it.

    Hello Mikael, thanks for stopping by. Your Murder Genes blog is fascinating.

    Simon: I'm hoping for a double whammy. I've got a story with them at the moment. A girl can dream.

  9. Congrats on the pro-sale! And your tweets are great; so much in so few words.

  10. Thanks Eliabeth and Milo.

    Sadly, not a pro-sale, not for poetry at least not according to duotrope. It would cound torwards HWA membership though. I might be eligible for them from my poetry. Maybe I'll join next year.

  11. Congrats on getting your poem accepted. Yay! :O)

  12. Congratulations from me too.

    I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!