I've never much been one for collaboration
sifting through the prose I choke up, trying awkwardly to piece this thought
and that feeling together
there's no cure for depression, some pill you can take to mend your broken heart
you just have to weather the storm
while you were sleeping all those months, caught in an endless winter, your home was breaking down
damage to the foundation, mold spots like freckles on the now faded and peeling wallpaper
everything left just as it was, the coffee mugs half full with mold
sealed away under a coat of dust, the evidence of a life once lived
the rain beat down on the flower beds with no mer
Hey everyone! I'm working at a publishing house these days. One that focuses on genre fiction, particularly the surreal, speculative, fantastic, etc. It's called the Metaphysical Circus Press and I'm one of the novel editors. So, seeing as how I know there's a fantastic literary community here, I figured I'd leave a link for you guys to take advantage of if you're looking for a press that provides free, continuous marketing and a larger author percentage of profits than just about anywhere. I hope to see some of you there soon!
-Your faithful Paladin
Long time, no see, and I've greatly missed everyone in the DA community. As anyone who would be getting notified about this journal knows, I archived all of my writing on this site when I started actually getting published, as most publishers aren't terrifically thrilled when their writers' work is available for free online through a third party.
When I archived my work, I told you all that I would let you know when you could read my writing in other places. I've finally gotten to the point where I have enough out there that I'm proud to call my own that I have come back to tell you about it and post some links to where you can
As those of you who follow my work and journals know, I am a young writer just starting to break into the industry and establish myself. I have a couple forthcoming publications for 2012 and have talked to several other publishers about the possibility of more. Unfortunately, though, I have been informed that publishers tend not to be too happy with new writers having material online that they're attempting to get people to pay to read in print, so it has been suggested that I delete my Deviant Art account. I do not wish to do this, since I really love the community here and I've put a lot of hard work into maintaining my account and giving a
Hey! Long time, no chat. I've been well. Still doing the university thing, working in the English department, writing like a fiend. Might intern at a publishing house soon. How about you? Life treating you well?