Haiku Is Live!

Hi everyone,

Since my last writing update here on the blog, the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Wild Plum magazine is out.

This issue is chock full of wonderful haiku from all over the world.  Mine is included on page 36, but I recommend you read the others as well.

I’m forever grateful for Wild Plum’s acceptance of my haiku.  It’s a bright spot in my recent publication journey.

Thanks to everyone who supports my writing.



Submissions Update

Many of you may be aware that I’ve been on a mission of late to submit my poems to magazines and journals and to finally finish up a poetry manuscript that has been shut away for a very long time.

Since the end of September 2015:

  • I’ve submitted to 11 journals and 1 chapbook contest
  • Of those, I’ve received 5 rejections and 1 acceptance

Some of the poems submitted have been resubmitted to different magazines after their rejections, so I keep them constantly circulating.

The one poem that has been accepted is a haiku, and it will be published in Wild Plum.

The wonderfully talented poet Nadia Gerassimenko published some of my previously published and unpublished poems at her website, tepid autumn. Feel free to stop by and comment.

Despite all of this project, I did miss 2 deadlines I had hoped to meet for other competitions, but sometimes the day job is tiring and the family needs me, so I have to let those things go.

What have you been up to?