|Autumn Sky Poetry - Number 3|
|Editor's Note - September 2006
With the advent of Autumn Sky Poetry’s third issue, I decided it would make sense to talk a little about what inspired me to create this journal. For many years I’ve been reading great poems online: in poetry workshops, in blogs, in the news. I often printed out the poems that I liked so that I could enjoy them later. Yet when going back online to send a link of a poem to someone, I found that they had disappeared. Workshop databases are purged, newspapers become archive-only and are no longer free. Broken links abound.
I felt it was a shame that so many good poems were lost and decided to create a permanent record of my favorites, both past and present. Autumn Sky Poetry is the result of that idea. Every day I find another poem, another gem of human thought that is worth preserving. This is what I offer to you.
It's all about the poetry.
Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor
All rights reserved. All copyrights of the poems in Autumn Sky Poetry remain the exclusive possession of the poets. They may not be used without permission. All requests for use should be made to the poet.
Autumn Sky Poetry reserves the right to archive all poems published on this site indefinitely.
We are interested in both formal and free-verse.
Submit no more than four poems in the body of an email to: email@example.com.
The word Submission must appear in the subject heading.
Please include a bio with your submission. We reserve the right to edit bios upon acceptance.
Do not send attachments. Any email with attachments will be discarded unopened.
If your poem includes special formatting, send us an email stating that you wish to send an attachment and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Do not submit poems longer than 70 lines.
After submitting, you should hear from us within two to four weeks. If you do not receive a response after four weeks, send an email with the word Inquiry in the subject heading to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We consider work that has appeared elsewhere, either in print or on the web.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
We do not accept responsibility for lost or damaged submissions.
Do not submit more than once every three months.
There is no payment for contributors at this time.
Reading poetry is a pleasure for which too few of us have the time to spare. My aim, as editor, is to make poetry as accessible as possible: simple pages, simple formatting, exquisite poetry.
Autumn Sky Poetry publishes four issues per year. Every issue contains ten poems by ten different poets. Each poem is one that caught my eye, held my attention, said something profound. The poets may hail from all across our lovely planet and their poems may speak in many different voices, but each one is worth savoring.