Sunday, February 24, 2008

A brief reminder:

To anyone considering sending some work to blossombones...please be sure to format your subject line as per submission guidelines (i.e. "Slaviero: Poetry Submission"). I *almost* deleted a few emails/submissions because I thought they might be spam!

We are (as always) honored when writers send us work to be considered for our publication...and I would feel really, really bad if I deleted any subs by do help me avoid a guilt complex and be sure to put the word "submission" in the subject line.

Many thanks!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

blossombones is now listed

at duotrope digest. Check out the listing here.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Some thoughts on the cost of higher education...

After recently explaining to my folks just how much a college degree costs these days (and believe me, they were shocked), I happened across this article.

My parents would (very much) like to see me attend graduate school. So would I, but I have student loans aplenty as it is (not to mention a mortgage, property taxes, and a special needs child at home as well), so I'm hesitant to consider taking on any extra debt...

Reading these stories makes me think avoiding additional loans is (at least for me) a wise decision, for now.

Frankly, I feel rather fortunate to have finished the BA and to be making the payments without having to forgo things like food and heat, after reading the more horrific stories in the article.

What I really need is to find a spiffy job that will pay for the MA...dare to dream...

At any rate, I do think students should be wary of the borrow to the max now, defer, defer, defer, worry about it later mentality...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

awesome indie presses

Links to some absolutely fabulous indie and/or small presses have been added to the sidebar.

More lovely linkage coming soon!

*If you have a small press and you'd like us to add a link, please send an email to: susan [at] blossombones [dot] com*

We're always happy to spread the word!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Two things...

1. I am getting started with reading and responding to submissions for Summer 2008 within the next few weeks, so if I've had your poems for a couple of months already, expect to hear from me very soon!

2. For those considering submitting work: We will now be accepting attachments in MS Word / .doc format, (if you prefer) since we've had some stuff get distorted in the email text. If you still prefer pasting to the email, that's fine too...We'll let you know if there are any problems with reading the sub, in which case we'll request an attachment instead.

(When I get the chance, I'll add this to the submission guidelines on the website...Soon, very soon.)

Hope everyone is having a lovely winter!