|We're back after the
break, with renewed vim and eagerness for poetry.
This is a bumper issue, selected form two months
of contributions. We're pleased with it.
And now we start again. For those who don't get
how Snakeskin works - each number of the zine is
made up of the contributions sent in during the
previous month. We rarely keep poems over to the
next issue (and if we do, we let you know about
it. We know that there are magazines out there -
especially print ones - which take pride in
building up a backlog, and keeping poets dangling
for months wondering whether they'll be accepted
or not. We don't do that. ewe tell you which month
you'll be considered for - and then you're either
in it or you're not.
We try to notify poets whose work has not been
selected, but in some months this requires major
effort, and life can get in the way. There's a
huge number of rejection notes to be sent this
month, but we'll try to get them out within a few
days. And we'll try to be positive, where we can.
Send those contributions (in the body of an
email, please, not as attachments ) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of the editor's collection, Old
and Bookish, please click on the cover
Two blog posts may be of
interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin
The first, on "How
Snakeskin Works", explains the simple
procedure by which contributions are selected for
a month's issue.
The second, called "Don't"
offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few
of the things that might make an editor take
against your work.