Browsing Archive: June, 2011

The literacy Hour

Posted by Fiona Sinclair on Sunday, June 26, 2011,

I wonder if most people who write poetry experience the following, ( you’ll note I do not call myself a poet , I would never take the liberty) but  for a year now I’ve noticed that writing is not a pleasure more of a compulsion.

It maybe because I write every day and very early in the morning  that has lead to the shine has rubbing off . There is a lot of prevarication before I sit down then it’s like starting a very old motor...there’s lots of turning over the brain until it gradual...


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New Tricks

Posted by Fiona Sinclair on Tuesday, June 21, 2011,

Some of the poets in the summer issue of the magazine have received complimentary comments about their work; whilst I was busy emailing this praise to the respective parties, I felt there must be a more immediate way of doing this. So having a rummage around other on line magazines, I noticed that many employ a nice bi line inviting readers to simply click on a button and the comments are emailed to them. 

Half a day  and many emails  later, I have managed to create the same for the magazin...


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Quite possibly the oldest rejection slip in the world

Posted by Fiona Sinclair on Tuesday, June 14, 2011,

The other day the post exploded through the letter box and amongst the letters, I found a very crumpled envelope with my hand writing on it. This used to be the signal that I had a rejections slip in my hand yet I haven’t sent work out snail mail for years due to financial constraints and preferring to publish on the internet .

However when I opened it, it was indeed a rejection slip from a rather well respected journal. ‘Sorry for the delay’ some anonymous person had written possibly...


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Freebies

Posted by Fiona Sinclair on Tuesday, June 7, 2011,

One of the perks of reviewing and in fact being a ‘gentleman ‘ editor is that I receive poetry collections I would never normally access ……and for free.

Having started the virtual bookshop , I have received a copy of Ruth Sabath Rosenthal’s new collection. What touched me most was the address …. a street in New York City …’’Well’’, I thought ‘’it’s the closest this dizzy gal will get to that longed for place.’’


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