I've poked The wondeful Watercats with a pointy stick to remind them they have their paws on the steering wheel this week.They may be having a cat-nap, so if I don't hear back by the stroke of midnite, purrhaps someone else would like to leap into the drivers seat ?
The real Poetry BUs Magazine made out of trees is at the printers gettting born.I'm expecting healthy A5 sized babies sometime on Monday.
Proof reading is yet another skill I don't have.I found 21 mistakes in the 3rd proof copy that I hadn't noticed in the 2nd. I just pray I've spelled everybody's names right every time and put all of each poem in. Apart from that ,what can go wrong? (Nervous laugh, bordering on the maniacal.)
I'd put one of the artists in the list of poets on the back cover and left out Nancy Uhrhammer's first h, something you had already told me Nancy! Only on the cover mind, all the other h's were there, honest.
And Susan Sanford (ArtSparker) who designed the cover actually had a new corrected cover back to me within a couple of hours of my desperate email to her in America.How cool is that.You are a star Susan!
I've checked postal rates and apparently there are only 2 ,which surprised me. Unfortunately we are a couple of grammes into a higher price band. Anyway the good ting about that is the cost of posting 2 mags is the same as posting one. ie €1.35 for The Republic of Ireland and €3 for the rest of the world.So the further away you live the better the value.I propose for ultimate satisfaction you all go and live in Timbuktu and have the magazines posted there. I don't actually know where Timbuktu is but it sounds a very long way away. It could be in Cornwall for all I know! I'm not going to charge for packaging,I'm planning to get reems of brown paper and some parcel tape and sticky address labels tomorrow.
So there you have it.First issue ofThe Poetry Bus Magazine shjould be available on Monday afternoon and if so I will start posting them out on Tuesday.
It could be the start of something, it definitely won't be the end!
Ps. Three excellent suggestions just in:
1) from NanU -write to the theme of happiness
2)From Rachel FOx -Have a week off!
3) From Weaver- write whatever you like!
So in the absence of The Stray Cats (midnite deadline) choose from any of the three above!
Brilliant! Thanks fair lady girl women things!