Himself: Swam, applied for jobs, held my hand and put up with me.
Herself: An excellent day. Swam too. Some light coughing when faced with dust. Dinner was pastor/pork burritos with a citrus and avocado salad.
Snow Day: Today granddaughter Sallie in Barcelona has her very first snow day, and she is amazed by it.
Gratitude: Sunshine. Finding the rabbit story. Being able to smoothly move through a day without panting….smooth, smooth, smooth gratitude.
I discovered whole chapbooks can be submitted as manuscripts and viewed as new even tho the contents have been published elsewhere. Here, unlike the fine art world I know so well, the artist herself can still create a piece and put the work up for view. Here, I don't have to hire an agent, a writer or publicist, or even pay a gallery 50% of the profits....assuming anything sells. It's a brave new world out here, and I like this a lot.
To get my words in a chapbook, I was following the old mold. All the chapbooks that I have here at the house are about 40 pages. All are bifold regular letter size pages, a poem on each folded page with staples in the middle…plus the author info and all the other polite stuff. I have one little book from Ruthie that’s simply lovely with a glued spine and a fabric like paper wrapped around the bare ends. I’d like to make a little something in that sophisticated manner ignoring the reality of staples and price.
Much to my pleasure, I discover that I do not have to have the expected weighty 40 pages. Less will do as long as it is in multiples of fours. Inspired by the notion that I can enter my manuscript in a contest if the manuscript has not previously been published, I’ve been counting pages. Individual poems published here online, do not matter in this kind of a contest. Oh, hurrah….I have been very disappointed.
I was overjoyed to discover that one could make a fiction chap book too. I was thinking I could make a little trial volume of “Ducky Tails.” It truly is a brave new world out there, and I want to join in.
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Poetry Source Page: Chapbook contests.
Chapbooks: How to put one together
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