Monday, June 25, 2012

Bloody Loser

And the winner of the 2012 Write Bloody Publishing contest is...

...not me.

My video was viewed an incredible 13,000+ times (how many poems this year have been read / heard that many times!?), and it gathered 311 "like" / votes, ranking it 3rd place in votes. Ultimately, I guess my manuscript didn't impress enough, though.

I do want to thank Write Bloody and offer a sincere congrats to Aaron Samuels, Miles Walser, Khary Jackson, and Jason Bayani. Write Bloody is an incredible press, one of the most foward-thinking presses out there. They seem to have a very supportive and close relationship with their authors, and their authors seem to have that kind of relationship with each other. Just as much as I'm sorry I won't get to publish my book, I'm sorry I won't get to be a part of that community.  Finding a way to get my poems out there is indeed seeming more elusive.

I'm taking the summer and my time in India to reflect on what might come next. For now, I can't get this out of my mind:

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