This is chapter 1 of a novel in sonnets currently being written online. To read further, support the project, and even get your own death scene in the novel, visit patreon.com/lestersmith. (Please share.)
Since then I’ve worked exclusively in publishing, first for game companies, now in education. I also continue to write, study, and promote poetry. It’s my opinion that poetry used to belong to the people, until academics stole it. It’s high time to steal it back from them.
Popcorn Press’s 7th annual Halloween anthology project is now live!
- Share the link! http://kck.st/1KTkLBs
- Submit some poetry or fiction for our open call! (Deadline Oct. 23. Follow the link above for more details.)
- Consider backing the project.
Thanks much for taking part in this, our month-long Halloween party!
As you may know, Popcorn Press celebrates Halloween each year with an open call for horror poetry and short fiction. Traditionally we start accepting submissions on Oct. 1, and we have an ebook out the door by Oct. 31—with files to the printer then too.
This is year seven, and we set up a survey to test a couple of titles. Zen of the Dead prevailed by a 3-1 margin. So Kate put together the prototype cover above.
Back copy (the left side of that image) will likely change—but it works for now as a poster-style graphic. The front cover (the right side of that image) is pretty much done, to my mind.
Feedback is always welcome, of course. And I look forward to your submissions; check our Zen of the Dead Kickstarter page for details!