If you've never heard of Paper Crow, that's probably because the first issue just shipped out recently. Paper Crow is a new speculative poetry journal that came out with a bang. The debut issue includes work from many well-known poets -- Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Marge Simon, Joshua Gage, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, J.E. Stanley, and Karen L. Newman are only some of the names you will recognize when you read through the table of contents. The issue includes plenty of good poetry, especially a short visual poem by Ken Goodman.
Paper Crow is also a good market to submit to -- payment is 25 cents per line (minimum of $5) plus two contributor copies. The editors are reading submissions through the end of January. (Scroll down the Paper Crow page for guidelines.)
With the holidays approaching, it's time to start thinking about presents. If you're anything like me, you'll want to get as much online as you can so you don't have to set foot in a crowded store. Here are a couple of sales going on right now:
Amazon's Sci-Fi Extravaganza ends Monday the 23rd. Get science fiction movies and TV box sets at deep discounts (some DVDs are over 60% off). V for Vendetta (a great movie) is only $6.49.
If you're looking for books, AbeBooks currently has a 10% off promotional code you can use (visit the page to get it) now through November 30th.
Once you've found your holiday gifts, you'll need to wrap them... ThinkGeek.com has some unusual choices in wrapping paper, including zombies and "ChristmasBots."
For everyone's convenience and to make the headache of shopping a little easier, I'm going to start a list of haiku, horror, or writing-related deals and sales over on the sidebar, right under "Market News" and "Current Contests." I'll try to keep it updated as often as I can.