Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Two for Illumen

I guess if you stay in this writing racket long enough, anything is possible.  For example, today I received a wonderful e-mail from Alban Lake Publishing saying they want to publish TWO (yep, two) of my poems in their Summer 2017 print edition of Illumen magazine.

Illumen is a print magazine of speculative poetry edited by Terrie Leigh Relf.  It is published biannually in perfect bound digest format. It contains speculative poetry, illustrations, articles, and reviews.

Regarding speculative poetry, they say:

"Speculative poetry is one result of the application of imagination to reality. In speculative poetry, one’s 'vision' often is taken from a different angle, from another perspective, perhaps even from another time and place. Speculative poetry is usually tinged with one or more of the genres. Thus, in speculative poetry you find hints of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, myth, the surreal…and yes, even horror. Good speculative poetry will awaken a sense of adventure in the reader.  That’s what we’re looking for: good, original speculative poetry."

~ Mick, S.D.G.