Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wink Wink Nudge Nudge Saynomore

We inturrupt the Halloween prop gore-fest for a couple of literary announcements:

  1. I learned last night that I've been accepted into the Hint Fiction anthology! Woo Hoo! Very excited about that. I've seen some other folks announce, and being in the company of people like Barry Napier and Mercedes Yardley, not to mention Pulitzer nominee Joyce Carol Oates, makes me smell way smarter than I really am. sniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiffffffff....ahhh...that's good fiction.
  2. Secondly, it occurred to me that during my last blog hiatus, I sold a poem and failed to post about it (although I think I did tweet it). So, in December my poem The Woodsman's Son will be up with New Myths. Very excited for that as well, particularly because 1. it was my first poem and 2. I don't know beans about poetry. It's not the smart-sounding kind of poetry with blocks of words that seem arbitrarily sewn together to invoke an emotion--it's the other kind, the kind that rhymes and tells a story and that nobody seems to write anymore. So, that is very exciting and although I admit I still don't really "get" poetry, I am content to call myself a poet--because that, too, makes me smell smart.
So that's the day's news. I'll be throwing up a post (HORK!) detailing part III of my 2009 props soon.

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Whoot! Congrats, sir, on your acceptance. Nicely played.

Jamie Eyberg said...

bigtime congrats on both counts of acceptances. I can't write poetry to save my life, rhyming or non-rhyming.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Two big woots! : )

Cate Gardner said...

Congratulations again, Jeremy.

Barry Napier said...

Congrats on the acceptance! It makes me not care that you now have Monty Python skits parading through my head...

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Thanks all!

katey said...

The Hint Fiction is going to be so brilliant. Can't wait to see that one.

And ooh, New Myths! That's a really great mag, I always love it. Congratulations! Like Jamie, I can't do a thing with poetry, but man I love it.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Yeah, the poetry thing came as a surprise. I started writing a story and the sentences just naturally started rhyming and forming stanzas, so I trashed it and started over in a kind of Jabberwocky-style cadence (but fewer made up words). It may get me laughed out of the city, but that's OK. The theme itself will probably rankle some hides, but that's OK too.