Don't be fooled by the grim-faced picture. It was the only unblinking one. For me, words are worth a thousand pictures. I'm looking forward to saying hi to all of you.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Farewell to Spring

The Brooklyn Botancial Gardens is a favorite place for me during all seasons, even winter. This photo was taken by my friend, Paul. As some of you know, because I grew up in Rockaway by the beach and baked myself every summer, sometimes intensified with a reflector, I can't be in the sun at all. To make the best of it, I have a collection of an artsy collection of umbrellas, this one Monet's "Waterlilies."

Friday, October 9, 2009

More Places to Break into Print

Don't be shy. Even if you've never published before, submit to these journals:

Deadline: 10/31/09.Submit to: Diverse Voices Quarterly. E-mail attachments to: submit@diversevoicesquarterly.com.Theme: We welcome submissions from everyone, of all ages and backgrounds.Type: Poetry (5 poems MAX), short stories, personal essays (3,000 words MAX), and artwork/photography (2 images MAX).URL: http://www.diversevoicesquarterly.comDeadline: 11/01/09.Submit to: The First

Line. E-mail (via MS Word or WordPerfect attachment) to: submission@thefirstline.com.Theme: Every story starts out the same: “Waiting for change always seems to take longer than you would expect.”Type: Short stories (3,000 words MAX).URL: http://www.thefirstline.com

Friday, October 2, 2009

New site for your writing:

A former student, Camerone Thurson, emailed me that The Whistling Fire is looking for submissions. It is gaining in its literary respect and while they do not pay or submissions it is a growing literary website which may help attract quality eyeballs and potential admirers to your work. They will also include your personal website link. http://whistlingfire.com She said the editors are a joy to work with.