Thanks for sending the Portrait poems. there were so many submissions that selecting became an even tougher job than usual.
No theme next month. Send us any kind of poem at all. maybe we'll like it. (But maybe we won't.)

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P.S. The slim pamphlet Animals Like Reading is still on sale, and would make an excellent present for the intelligent child in your life.

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.