Streetcake of desire

I am very pleased to note my poem/list/thingamy piece titled Containers for Stories has been released into the wild by experimental writing publisher Streetcake Magazine in issue 81 part one. It’s available now, for free if you would like to peruse it.

This image is what you get when searching Street Cake in Pexels – Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on

In more writing news, early next week a new poem of mine will be published as part of Unstamatic’s experimental open call where this journal (bravely) accepted everything submitted to them within two 10 minute windows. It will be interesting to see what more than 400 people submitted given it wouldn’t be rejected.

About that birdsite

Many opportunities to have my work published have been discovered through Twitter’s writing community of editors, publication accounts, as well as poets, critics, novelists, and short fiction writers. I have discovered journals and opportunities I would never have found on my own via Twitter, and people from around the world discovered my works, while I encountered some amazing writing. But nothing lasts forever. Things feel like they are changing. I understand many see Twitter as a sewer, and it has its moments, but fundamentally it’s a tool, and tools can be used or misused for any end. And, even sewers exist for a purpose. So, while for many people Twitter remains unsafe, niche corners of it, while they can become contentious, are, or were places for exchange, promotion, conversation, and appreciation.

If Twitter collapses entirely, opportunities and connections will be lost, but maybe some of the good it produced can continue elsewhere. Mastodon, perhaps Instagram, perhaps Tumblr, perhaps somewhere new. Whatever happens, I’ll be here and I will continue to write and look for opportunities to get my work published.

Steady as She Goes: The 2022 Writing Update:

  • Rejections: 160
  • Pending: 15
  • Acceptances by publisher: 29
  • Acceptances by work: 40
  • Published: 38