This issue is a double, so that the editor can take a break. The next Snakeskin will hit your screens on September 1st.

Either October or November will be a special theme issue. All will be revealed eventually.

For September, all kinds of poems are welcome, on any sort of subject. But I ought to warn you that prose poems are very unlikely to make it into the magazine. I know Jessy has included one or two in issues where she has been in charge as guest editor, but frankly I can't see the point of them.

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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.