Wednesday, May 04, 2005

In the meantime....

Slow week. I'll have plenty of new blogfodder next week, but in the meantime, I'll give mention to some of my more obscure publication acceptances:

Two poems in Comrades e-zine. I especially like the poem, "Archipelago". Go check them out and - Hey! Stop laughing at that picture!!! Damn you!

My columns at Beyond Infinity Magazine, linked in the right sidebar of this site.... FYI: new issue coming soon - with new book reviews and a special new Mythological Idol column, in honor of the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings films!!

My music - I'm really proud of the guitar and songwriting work I did on the two Matt Mango CD releases, "The Wishing Bridge" and "Be The Light", not to mention the special CD of instrumental music for my wedding guests. This is definitely material for a future post.

Film reviews of "The Seventh Samurai" and "After Life" in The Third Eye Newsletter. They purchased both (at $1 each -woo hoo!) and published the Seventh Samurai one.

I had 3 book reviews published in Bookmuse, for "The Silmarillion", "The Land of Laughs", and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". Unfortunately, they're only considered Reader Reviews, which are the equivalent of Amazon customer reviews, which is why I quit submitting after 3.... Unfortunately, you have to pay to subscribe to Bookmuse to even see them.... But fear not - I plan to write better, entirely new versions of "The Silmarillion" and "The Land of Laughs" reviews for Eventually.

Last, and probably least - A bunch of years ago I wrote up a 20-question Stanley Cup Finals quiz for the Quiz Daily website. They accepted it, but screwed up the page... The first question appears, but there are no answers to click, and no way to move on to question number 2! I informed them immediately about the problem, but they never bothered to fix it. The bum page is still there, years later, still broken.... Oh well.

These are all obscure, small-time, somewhat-hard-to-find successes, but I'm proud of most of that stuff. No shame at all in a small-market publication. Heaps of respect and gratitude for Claudine Moreau and everyone over at Comrades, Blake Cahoon and everyone at Beyond Infinity, Matt Mango and all the other great musicians/friends we worked with, and the Third Eye Newsletter editor(s). All of these people truly paid heed to my voice, appreciated my voice, and in their own ways, each helped and encouraged me to keep striving to be heard and to further hone my expressive skills.

Now I'm getting all misty-eyed....


Post a Comment

<< Home