Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Acceptance notes from Ghoti, Frigg and Argotist

No doubt, despite their many rejections, I still owe much thanks to editors—who seem to have some sixth sense when I need some cheering up.

Received such an enthusiastic e-mail from Ghoti yesterday that I couldn't help but smile:

    Dear Ms. Ang,

    So glad to have you back! We'd love to publish "This Closing Book", "Something Like Blood" and "To That Disquieting Presence . . ." for our Winter issue, which will be up in January. If you're happy with that (clap your hands?) feel free to update your bio and/or send an email confirmation that none of these awesome poems has been picked up by another journal (yet).

    All the best!
    The Editors
    (Jillian)


And today an acceptance note from FRIGG Magazine. I've sort of given up on that submission (dated 13 June 2005 in my Sentbox) so it's been a terrific surprise. Such a kewl 'zine, too with surreal imagery and layout.

Plus, quite possibly the fastest turnaround time in the history of 'zines (rivaling that of Stride Magazine): The Argotist received, accepted and posted my poems at their site yesterday:

From a Ouija board
Roundabout
Apostles Outside the Cathedral


Still... my idea, basically, on birthdays remains:

Hah!

2 comments:

Jude Goodwin said...

Did I read the 'birthday' word? If that wasn't a typo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARLENE YAYAYAYAYA

I'm having a glass of some kind of fruity white on your behalf.

Astrologically, the sun is conjuncting the position of the sun at the time of your birth. This denotes lots of positive energy, brightness, that kind of thing. So have a great great day

your poetic friend
Jude

Arlene said...

Thanks, Jude!! We had some fruity wine last night, too. Cheers!!! Let's drink to positive energy and brightness -- the sun's out, for a change. Yay!

XXOOXX,
Arlene