I love the Visual Verse website. Every month they have a picture prompt and writers are asked to submit a 500-word piece based on the picture. Your objective is to give yourself an hour and then submit the piece using their online form. I find this a really useful creative exercise and have had a number of pieces published on their site. The picture prompt for December resulted in a poem called Lost Perfection which is now live on their website.
Today I want to talk about the Wildflower Muse submission guidelines and share my wonderful publication news with you all. I came across Wildflower Muse while browsing through Duotrope. It was actually the first journal that I submitted poetry to when I began my journey back in April. I sent three poems on the 21st of April and received an email on the 26th of April to say that they would like to publish my poem “Mornings”. To say I was thrilled is an understatement. I was absolutely over the moon, and it reinforced my desire to see my work in print.
Today was the first day in two weeks that I put pen to paper and wrote something new. The reason, I was learning how to deal with criticism. I decided a couple of weeks ago to get a professional critique on two of my poems. These were poems that were rejected for publication so I thought they would perfect to send off. My reason behind the professional critique was that I really want to have a book of poetry published by an Irish publisher. I love poetry and for me it is one of the easiest things to write. I can pen a poem in a matter of minutes and I really love it.