Why haven't I posted any January updates? Because I want to submit a few poems to magazines, and I'm not sure whether I'll be able to do that if those same poems are sitting here for anyone to read. Hold tight while I investigate that.
In the meantime, you know what is awesome? These things are awesome. They're poetry magazines, and they're taking submissions. (This paragraph and the last may potentially be related.)
"Contributions are now being accepted for Magma 47, edited by Annie Freud with Roberta James. Poems are accepted on any subject but the editors particularly invite poems on the theme ‘The devil and all his works’. The deadline is 28th February."
"Condition 1: All submissions should be written on Saturday February 6th, 2010.
Condition 2: What you write should not be an attempt to execute an idea – for a story, for a poem, etc – that has previously occurred to you. Rather, we would prefer you to write whatever happens to come into your head at that particular time."
"The editor, Rupert Loydell, welcomes submissions of 4 or 5 poems, prose poems, reviews or articles."
Poets, you know what you have to do.