Saturday, December 8, 2007

Scifaikuest and Black Petals

As those of you who are subscribers already know, the new issue of Scifaikuest is out, and it's a keeper. They've moved to a classy perfect-bound format that fits the magazine well, even though we all know it's what's inside that counts. And inside is pretty much what Scifaikuest readers have come to expect: great scifaiku and horrorku, as well as related forms such as haibun and tanka. There's an article by Joshua Gage on the joining of haiku and horror, and there's a linked scifaiku by the issue's featured poet, J. Bruce Fuller, which is worth the price of the magazine alone.

There's also a companion online version of the magazine, with poems not available in the print issue. Check it out.

And in other news, Black Petals has officially gone online-only. They are still taking submissions and still committed to putting out a quality mag; the only difference is that now you can't take it in the bathroom with you (unless you have a laptop, which I guess a lot of people do, so nevermind). Read their updated submission guidelines here.

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. Congrats to J. I'll have to check out the issue. I sent some poems off to Abyss and Apex, which I found linked on your blog.

Greg Schwartz said...

Trent Walters over at A&A usually responds pretty quickly, and he's very helpful in regards to editing and rewrites.

J's poem is one of the best linked scifaiku I've read. It would make a great broadside or pamphlet.

J. Bruce Fuller said...

Thanks for the nice words Greg, I'm glad you liked the poem. --J

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