Mailbox Blues

When I started submitting stories in 1992, I became obsessed by my mail, listening out for mail vans and postal workers. I learned that ninety-nine out of a hundred 9×12 inch envelopes contained rejection letters. My early acceptances came not by email, but in exciting small envelopes, addressed and stamped by the magazines themselves. This page contains mail reports and other updates. Many thanks to Christopher Reynaga for the camel-and-mailbox artwork.

The Most Recent Mailbox Blues

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

I was interviewed about The Sign of the Dragon by Andrea Blythe for the New Books in Poetry podcast. You can find the episode here.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

I had a poem accepted by Star*Line, my 66th poem to find a home there 🙂

Saturday, 22 January 2022

I’m doubly happy to report that Uppagus accepted two of my poems in a speedy 1-day turnaround 🙂

Friday, 14 January 2022

Just signed a poetry contract with Penumbric 🙂

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

I’m very happy to report that I just signed a story contract from Daily Science Fiction, my 14th acceptance from them 🙂

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

I’m very happy to report that I just signed a poetry contract from Uncanny Magazine, my second poem to find a home there 🙂

Monday, 3 January 2022

My poem “Murmuration” is in Star*Line #45.1, Winter 2022, my first publication of 2022. (Happy New Year!)

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Just signed a contract for a poem to appear in Utopia Science Fiction 🙂

Friday, 24 December 2021

My poem “Directions to Utopia” is in the new issue of Constellations, my second poem to appear there 🙂

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

My story Under Earth, about Cerberus and kindness in the face of cruelty, is online at

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Mailbox Blues

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