Snakeskin will be a theme issue - on the
We've decided there aren't enough poems
about hard graft - about the jobs we do,
whether in factories or offices, or schools or
restaurants, or libraries or herring trawlers.
Poems about any kind of work will be
welcome, but I
don't think we'll be very interested in the
kind of poem that gets all self-pitying about
the back-breaking labour of writing a poem.
Send your verse to email@example.com.
Any poems received in April that are not
work-related will be put into the folder for
consideration for june.
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.