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

Saturday, 16 October 2021

My poems “Sea Gods” and “Dragon King of the Southern Sea” are both in the Sea-themed issue of Eye to the Telescope, edited by Akua Lezli Hope 🙂

Thursday, 14 October 2021

I have two poems in the new issue of Star*Line, one of which is an Editor’s Choice selection and so may be read online: What Bees Read.

Monday, 11 October 2021

My poem What Trees Read is in Uppagus #48, my thirty-third (yes, thirty-third!) poem to appear there.

Monday, 11 October 2021

My poem Forms of Address 2050 is in the new issue of Penumbric 🙂

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Doubly good news: I’ve had two poems accepted for Eye to the Telescope’s issue on The Sea, edited by Akua Lezli Hope.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

I am honored and thrilled to report that The Sign of the Dragon has won the 2021 Elgin Award 🙂 🙂 🙂

Thursday, 16 September 2021

I’m happy to report that I have two poems (“Missing Measures” and “The Line”) in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue of I-70 Review, my first appearance there.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

I’m happy to report a speedy one-day acceptance from Constellations, a mainstream/literary journal 🙂

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

My poem Western Retrospective has just been published in American Diversity Report, my first appearance there 🙂

Sunday, 1 August 2021

My poem How to Overlook Differences has just appeared in Uppagus — it’s the forty-second of my How-To astronomy poems to be published 🙂

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Mailbox Blues

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