Poetry Corner: Two for Edward Gorey

  *Darkly humorous short stories in the vein of Gorey’s picture books
  *Poetry, limericks, and rhyming verse
  *Creative nonfiction/essays about Gorey, his influence on artists and writers, or the themes of his work
  *Illustrations inspired by his style and theories
  *Related visual artwork, including comics and graphic novels, short films, animations, puppetry, performance, and music

Only work that is clearly inspired by Edward Gorey — either through themes, tone, visual elements, or otherwise — will be considered for publication.  

So read the guidelines — and it sounded like fun.   So off went five poems that seemed in the spirit to GOREYESQUE MAGAZINE, a more scholarlyish publication than I usually submit to — and wiAnimal-Crustacean-Crab-4-150x150th no pay either, which is often the way of scholarly journals.  But, as I say, it sounded like fun!  And now, a month and two days later, the email came back:  two poems have been accepted, “New Arrival” about how to spot a neophyte vampiress and “The Short, Tragic Love of the Lobster and the Crab” about, well, the title sort of covers it.

For more information on GOREYESQUE MAGAZINE press here.  I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the issue!

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  1. Sounds like such fun, Jim! One thing I love about you is your versatility — VERSE-atility! Great going!

  2. U-PUN my word! (but thanks : )=




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