Siren “Daughters” Make Prospective Journal; So It Goes Proof Sheets Turned in Wednesday Evening
Who could forget PROSPECTIVE: A JOURNAL OF SPECULATION and its CTHULHU: A LOVE STORY theme issue (if you have, cf. January 10 2013 and September 21 2012)? So last evening brought word I’ve had two more poems accepted by PROSPECTIVE, this time for their upcoming WHEN SIRENS CALL issue. But what kind of Sirens? Editor Lauren Stone offered this answer: “You can use any part of the title. Sirens as the mythical creature or sirens like an ambulance or nuclear bomb warning. Or thematically it can be about control or love or lust, something indicative of the mythology. Or it could be about the ocean. Or it could just be a piece that you love and don’t think really fits the theme, because it may be perfect when viewed through a different lens.”
So, what the heck, I went with the women of Classical nature and so came the reply: “I am pleased to inform you that we have selected ‘Medusa’s Daughter’ and ‘Terpsichore’s Daughter’ for publication in ‘When Sirens Call.’” And there we have it. “Medusa’s Daughter” has, herself, been around a bit, having first been published in the US in STAR*LINE for May-June 1997 and in the UK in MEDUSA (Hilltop Press, 2005), as well as my own STRANGE MISTRESSES collection. “Terpsichore’s Daughter,” on the other hand, has remained up to now, um, untouched.
Then in other news, proof sheets have come for Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing’s SO IT GOES Kurt Vonnegut tribute anthology (see January 3, 25), as well as a call for the authors to provide personal essays on Vonnegut — personal encounters, feelings about his work, etc. — to go on a website that should be up by next week. My own canine in this karass is a story about family values, more or less, “Dead Girls, Dying Girls,” but possibly you know about that already (and if not, fear not, you’ll learn :-) ).