| As many of you have
noticed, Snakeskin has been undergoing
something of an existential crisis.
Our webspace provider, a firm called Extendnet
collapsed - or at any rate went utterly
incommunicado, and wouldn't even let us pay our
For a while we went dark. Apologies to those
missing their poetry fix.
Now we are reinstated with a new provider. We've
just got basic files on there at the moment -
this month's issue, mostly. In time the whole
site and its twenty-six year archive will be
back in place. That will take time, though.
Please be patient.
Meanwhile, there will be no new May Snakeskin.
All the poems sent for consideration in May will
now be candidates for the June issue.
Watch this space for future developments.
And do keep those poems coming in.
Please send your contributions to the usual
(which is, of course, email@example.com).
or, if you prefer to use the
other address, which we printed last month, go
for it. Both work.
For details of the editor's latest collection,
Old and Bookish, please click on the
cover picture below.
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.