I hope those of you who wrote like mad through April are starting to catch your breath, because it’s time to pick up those pens and pencils again. The summer solstice is a little over a month away. So in case you need an excuse to write poetry . . .
Not only does my name derived from the same origins as Oberon (i.e. Alberich), A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays. And with the summer solstice being the longest day of the year, it seems only fitting to incorporate light in some way (and as some of you know, I just really love lanterns).
That being said, I will take small poems until Sunday, June 17th about faerie folk (elves, dwarves, faeries, mermaids, etc) and/or lanterns. As I have with other projects, I will take up to 5, and I’ll at least take one. I reserve the right to ask you to try again if nothing really catches my eye, but don’t take it as a brushoff; that really does mean try again!
Theme/What to write about: Faerie folk (elves, dwarves, faeries, mermaids etc) and/or lanterns.
What form: Haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, gogyōka, renku, haibun, haiga (doodles most welcome!), small stones, etc. As is art!
How many: As many as you want! I will take as many as 5 and no less than 1.
When: Send them in by Sunday, June 17th (I will wait until the whole world has reached the 17th); I will post a PDF on this blog on June 20th.
Where to send: Either leave a comment to this post or send an email to aubriecox [at] gmail [dot] com! If you email, put “MIDSUMMER” in the subject line, if you please.
Other important stuff: Things you should keep in mind/include:
• Most journals will consider these works published
• If your work is already published, include the publishing credits (it’s kind of important and a nice thing to do)
• You, as the writer/artist/poet/etc, retain the rights to you work before and after it appears on my blog/in the PDF.
• If you want me to link back, please send along the name and link of your blog/Twitter account/website/etc! Also, make sure your have your name listed as you would like for it to appear.