“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” — Albert Einstein

Monday, April 30, 2012


Ethan Vaughan is open to queries now for his May project. If he picks your manuscript he will give you an indepth reader's report and then do an interview with you on his blog. I can attest to the value of the report. His attention might not jettison you into superstardom, but it will definitely give you a nudge in the right direction.

April was poetry month and that's the only thing that was good about April. (That and eating the first asparagus from my garden.) Goodbye April. But we can and should keep poetry alive year round. Dare to eat a peach!

May is short story month. There are tons of markets out there for short stories, as you will see here. I've had a small measure of luck with placing some as you can see from my sidebar.  May is also planting season so you might see a little less of me. I'll be torn between editing my beloved BLACK RIVER, keeping a journal, planting lettuce, spinach, and French breakfast radishes, and blogging. Something might give unless I give up sleep. I already gave up television, like eons ago. What do you give up to create writing time?

Good luck if you query Ethan. Write a short story for May. See you around!


Anne Gallagher said...

I'm trying to get up the oomph to write another short story, amidst the one I already have going. Then it's on to packing and moving to the new house. I just hope I get in it in time to start a garden before it gets to be too hot down here.

Theresa Milstein said...

It's the last day for poetry month. But I have my last poetry class next week, so I'll keep poeming away!

Frances Garrood said...

I don't give up anything for my writing. That's why none's getting done. Sigh. But new novel out on kindle next month and time I started drumming up some publicity. Gosh, I'm lazy. I admire your discipline, Yvonne!

Jemi Fraser said...

I've never really tried for short stories - but they do intrigue me. I need more time!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Don't shirk the garden!

I hear you. Poetry is a 365 day mindset.

A new novel on kindle and you say none gets done? Who admires who?

Ah, yes, That's the rub.

Anthony Duce said...

Thanks for the info. To write, I would have to spend less time drawing and painting. I want to do both. But to write I have to think. To draw, I just have to pick up a pen.

Yvonne Osborne said...

You do both pretty darn well.

Talli Roland said...

April was pretty rubbish, wasn't it? Here's to May! :)

Liza said...

Oh dear. Who knew April was poetry month. I started May with a poem! Thanks for the links!

Yvonne Osborne said...

For you too? All the way over there?? Welcome May. I love May Day and the activism it envokes.

That's a great way to start off May! Thank you.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

I didn't even know April was poetry month and I spent so much time finishing my poetry collection called A LAMP AT MIDDAY (which I'm relieved to say went off to the editor on Thursday evening - whew!)

And I have a short story to write for The Elephant Bookshelf! (thanks for the heads up!) Will go and check out Ethan's blog.

Happy short writing!
Judy, South Africa

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks, Judy! I love the name of your poetry collection. Very nice.