Tuesday 18 October 2011

Sweet Poetry

Not before time, I've been working on my poetry today. I enjoy poetry a lot. I find it so much easier to get into the flow with it. I'm talking science fiction, fantasy and horror poetry. Boy, there are a lot of venues. A quick check on duotrope revealed 150 odd venues just for fantasy poetry. So there's a big demand for it. And I think I've mentioned before that I've had some success converting poems into prose, and made from nice sales from it. I also think poetry helps the way I write, enhancing my lyrical skills. I really should do more.

Anyhoo, here's where I've been subbing to today:

Trapeze. Tweet sized prose and poetry. No pay. Takes reprints.
7x20. Tweet sized prose and poetry. No pay. Takes reprints.
Scifaikuest. Speculative haikus  and other short forms. $1-10. Hard copy version.
Stone Telling  Reading for a SF issue until Nov 27. $5.
Phantasmacore. $1. Takes reprints.
Ideomancer. $6. 

Phew, been writing and subbing for four hours now. I always talk about subbing a lot, but it can be quite time consuming. More tomorrow.

Any poets out there?  I know there are a few. What are your favourite venues? How do you divide your time between poetry and prose?


  1. If I could write a poem
    I'd write them all day long
    One for this and one for that
    And maybe make a song.

    That's why I stick to prose.

  2. One of my goals is to make my prose more poetic -- akin to Bradbury's. Thanks for the reminder: I need to go write some more scifaiku...

  3. Carol, that's great-- you rock.

    Milo, yep. I agree. I've been reading Hemingway for my book club. Now he could really string together some awesome prose.

  4. Deborah,

    I'm an occasional poet and of those I've submitted poetry Scifaikuest. But I have just been writing some fantasy poetry and I'm looking for a home for it now ...

  5. Good luck, Simon. There's heap of great venues out there. What about Strange Horizons?

  6. Sounds like you've been busy. I'm definitely not a poet!

  7. Sci-fi poetry? I didn't even know such a thing was possible.

  8. @Theresa, I have been busy. And now I'm working on my short stories submissions, I'm on a mission.

    Hello, Patsy. I love your site and thanks for the follow.