Your editor is now set for a relaxing summer break -
but please note:September Snakeskin will be a special issue on the theme of 'Environs', guest-edited by Tristan Moss. Tristan writes:


Environs will be the theme for the September edition of Snakeskin. Please interpret broadly. 

Poems could be about the environs of a town or a city: for example, greenbelts, housing estates, rubbish tips, wastelands, nature reserves or parks. Or could be about the environs of a pub, school, workplace, allotment, shed, farm or space shuttle. Or you might want to write a poem about the virtual environs of a video game or website. Some argue that we now live in a global village, so by this measure the whole world could be seen as our environs.

Poems might show how an area’s environs have changed. Or they might show the effect of change on you (or other people); or the effect you or others have had on an area’s environs.

These poems should have a strong sense of place, with well chosen specific details, but there may be exceptions to this, too.

I welcome all forms of poetry, from traditional ones to experimental ones.
Your Environs verses should be sent directly to Tristan at tristanmoss@hotmail.co.uk .
Poems on other subjects can still be mailed to me, and I'll store them for consideration for October. Send them to the usual address editor@snakeskin.org.uk. 
Please send poems, in the body of an email.
Remember, I am unlikely to open attachments.
George

Two blog posts may be of interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin .
The first, on "How Snakeskin Works", explains the simple procedure by which contributions are selected for a month's issue.

The second, called "Don't" offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few of the things that might make an editor take against your work.



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