Archive for October, 2014


October 30, 2014

It’s been fun getting the November Snakeskin together (we shall be online on Saturday).

One of the poems included is by Annie Fisher. She told me it had been published elsewhere, and asked if I minded.

When I heard about the collection it had appeared in, I certainly didn’t mind. It’s a new collection from Happenstance press, based on a theme that has maybe appeared too seldom in English verse: Chocolate.


Blame Montezuma is edited by Helena Nelson, and I think I counted ten Snakeskin contributors among its list of contributors.

A box of chocolates is always a welcome Christmas gift, but this year you can enhance it by pairing it with the book of poems. A brilliant idea.

Details are at:


October 10, 2014


Every February, the brilliant Jessy Randall takes over the editorial controls at Snakeskin for a special themed issue.

Next February, she will be filling the magazine with MONSTERS.

As always, the theme is open to interpretation, but the more monstery your poems, the better.
Send up to 6 poems to No attachments, please. Simultaneous submissions are fine.
Jessy likes to sort things out in advance, so the deadline is December 1. Expect a response by December 15.