Snakeskin will be the usual mixture. Any
subject, any style. Just send us poems that
But in February we'll try out a rather
different theme -
In other words, we'd like poems describing a
person (or pair of people, or I suppose a
group portrait could work nicely, too.) The
descriptions could be factual-physical, or
metaphorical, or spiritual, or whatever you
think works best.
I think we'll restrict it to humans, rather
than having pet portraits. (Though a pet,
obviously, could be a crucial part of a human
Some poets may have photos or drawings of the
subject to go with the poems. If so, let us
know, but don't send the picture in the first
instance. We'll ask for them if we reckon your
poem suits our purposes.
Send your poems to email@example.com.
P.S. The slim
pamphlet Animals Like Reading is now on
sale, and would make an excellent
stocking-filler for the intelligent child in
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.