we're back in business...
And I promise that for the next six months at
least Snakeskin will go back to being properly
November will be a theme issue.
Bookshops and Libraries both sometimes look
like endangered species these days, even
though these are places that can arouse deep
feelings. Perhaps you would like to write
about your favourite bookshop (or your least
favourite. Or about the library where you
discovered wonders (or the one that wouldn't
let you have books because they thought you
were a security risk). Any shape or form of
poem will be welcome.
Please send your poems about either Bookshops
or Libraries (or both) to
and they will be considered for the November
P.S. The slim
pamphlet Animals Like Reading is still
available to buy, and would make an excellent
present for the intelligent child in your life.
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.