alea jacta est

New submission guidelines posted at Whale Sound. A little bit of material to work through the pipeline still, but from here on out, it’s web-active poets at Whale Sound.

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

3 thoughts on “alea jacta est”

  1. Most publications give primacy to the text, so I guess their imperatives are different – you know how anti-text I am becoming. (One of these days I’m going to stop posting links to poem text in the blog post itself and post them to the bio page, instead.)

    Here’s a thought — if I posted the audio, but not the text, of an unpublished poem to a blog, then submitted the text to a poetry journal, would that constitute blog-publication for those that care about that sort of thing…?

    1. To me, it’s all publication. But I think the concern of most magazine editors is about having duplicate content findable on the open web, regardless of whether blog publication is “real” publication. So some would probably be O.K. with it as long as the text hadn’t previously been published, and others would be upset if they could Google the title of the poem with your name and turn up an audio (or video) version. Depends on their level of insecurity, I guess.

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