Autumn Sky Poetry . . . Number 12 . . .
Editor’s Note  . . . January 2009 . . .

The snow has come and gone a dozen times this winter already; winter feels ordinary now. Yet the poems I’ve found for this issue are anything but, prompting me to give thanks once again. It’s a new year, and I find that I am newly excited about poetry after reading through all the submissions. I’ve been reading and writing poems for years, but as I finish checking the last small details in this issue, I’m reminded that even the old snow on the ground looks surprisingly luminous in the moonlight.

It's all about the poetry.
—Sincerely yours,

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor


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We are interested in both formal and free-verse.

Submit no more than four poems in the body of an email to: If more than four poems are present, the editor will read only the first four poems.

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Please include a short 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 will hear from us the during the last week before the next issue is due to go live on the web. In other words, if you submit in February, you will receive a response the last week of March (before the April issue). If you submit in May, you will receive a response the last week of June (before the July issue).

We consider work that has appeared elsewhere, either in print or on the web.

We accept simultaneous submissions with notification.

We do not accept responsibility for lost or damaged submissions.

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Editor: Christine Klocek-Lim
website: November Sky
blog: November Sky Poetry

Copy Editor: Stew Barnes

Technical Support: Terry Lim


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.


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, during the months of January, April, July, and October. 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.