Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Cavalry is coming-and they're on a (2 seater) BUS!
Our goose wasn't cooked but it was slowly roasting over an open fire of insufficient funds and lack of technical expertise(Unless you are from the local arts office/ arts council, in which case we are all highly trained publishers well versed in the technical and vagarious nature of publishing)
But many kind donations( and yesterday a single donation of €100) has given us a huge kick up the hole and technical help is on it's way (thanks Carol) More money still needed so please donate if you can, if not, buy the mag when it comes out, it'll probably become a collectors item, so think of it as an investment not only in your spiritual and artistic well being but also for your financial gratification. Issue one will hopefully go to print next week and be available to buy from this blog shortly after.
So The Bus Depot is all poetry a go-go, the adrenalin is back and the world better watch out, for a new beast is to be unleashed upon the poetry pond and by feck it's hungry!
Earth people we are open for business.The first ball is yet to be on it's way to the back of the net, but we are already eyeing up a hat-trick, with issues 2 and 3.We want submissions! We want you to send us your very best poetry, we want you to knock us dead, to make us a poem we cannot refuse.
In return we offer you nothing (no money , no free copy) but immortality.Future generations of poets will quake in awe and wonder when they realise that you were 'A Bus Poet'!
We already have a few fantastic and exciting poems lined up for issue two, so get cracking.We are learning as we go but will do our very best to reply as quickly as we can. There is NOTHING worse than waiting 6 months for a reply. If it's a rejection ,it's even more galling. So our aim is to be swift.
SIMULTANEOUS subs are okay BUT if your poem is accepted somewhere else quicker PLEASE , PLEASE, let us know IMMEDIATELY.
To submit email us (up to) four poems, both in the body of the email with all your details, and as an attachment with no identifying info to , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure and put 'Submissions' in the title.
This mag will only be as great as the poems it receives, it's future is in your minds. Good luck, and may the muse be with you.