Wednesday, June 29, 2005

In submission news, inspired the gifted poet and blogger, Patty, who is having a book published by Finishing Line, I submitted a last minute entry to the Finishing Line Press chapbook contest -- with a last minute title, Honey & Vinegar, which I guess is okay... since the poems are mostly about sweet or sour love, but still, I feel it's a little simplistic. For the first time, I really went through the manuscript and weeded out all poems that were stylistically different, even if they were thematically appropriate. And then I took out all the "fucks," "cunts" and "cocks" because they tend to really stick out in a manscript which is mostly PG. In other words, I self-censored to please the MAN. (and the tiny black-clad anarchist in me died a little more)

7 comments:

Michael said...

Oh man... don't you hate when that happens...

Christine said...

yeah, I'm selling out

Patty said...

Thank you so much!

I really like the title "Honey & Vinegar" and the oppositions it evokes. I'd love to read your ms.

Good luck with the contest!!

Another great thing about Finishing Line is that they don't just publish contest winners. They often publish many of the finalists.

Christine said...

Patty,

Thanks for buying a book, and the encouragement!

I think this is probably the fifth time I've entered a Finishing Line contest. Perhaps 5 is my lucky number?

Patty said...

You're welcome!

Fingers crossed that 5 IS your lucky number!

Radish King said...

Can I have the fucks and cocks and cunts that you took out of your book to put in my next book which has Jesus in the title?
xxoo
r

Christine said...

Oh, Rebecca, I have such a smart-assed response, but it is one that would cause all in the red states to fall apon me and rend me limb from kitty-cat.

Anyway, they're my nasty pink and shiny bits, even if they're hidden now. You must make your own. Or perhaps Jesus could conjure something.