If anyone knows the answer, please share.
Maybe I'll duct tape socks over my hands so that I stop picking on it.
In other news, there's a sweet new online litmag out there called Slant, and I am super excited to have three poems appearing in the debut issue. When I saw the call for subs I wondered if I had any poems about dysfunction. How dysfunctional of me! I have very few poems that are not about some sort of dysfunction. I thought it was especially refreshing to see a journal with such an open thematic guideline. Usually I'm like, "Oh shit. Do I really have five cauliflower poems to send for this special cruciferous vegetable issue?"
Here's the scoop:
Slant is a poetry e- journal featuring three poems per author on the subject of dysfunction. We’re interested in poetry that explores various dysfunctional environments be it mental, familial, natural, political, societal and others. If you have a poem addressing your dysfunctional sunglasses, send them in, too. We’re interested in the humorous, the serious, and the rebellious. Because we are theme based, we like reading and publishing poetry in batches and therefore require that the poetry showcased by each author stands as a cohesive whole.
If you are interested in submitting to Slant, please send three (only three) poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with “poetry submission - your name” in the subject line. Please include a brief bio (brief!) along with your submission. Please include your poems within the body of the email. If you have special formatting requirements, please query us beforehand regarding our attachment policy. We read on a rolling basis and do not commit to scheduled release dates. All work published in Slant will remain in our archives. Each author will have one full page dedicated to their poems for (around) a two week time period until a new batch of poems by a different author will take their place.
At times, the editor may choose to include artwork on the poetry page along with the published poems. All showcased artwork is chosen solely by the editor.
We expect to put out one print anthology annually containing selected poems published to the Slant web journal from the previous year.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. Any questions should be sent to email@example.com.