We’ve selected all the poems for issue 16. Many thanks to David for all his hard work! We are now crimping them, bending them, twisting and warping them so that they will fit into the format of a poetry mag. Never let it be said we don’t look after your work.
David and I have been reading through the hundreds of poems that have been steadily drifting down to land in Antiphon‘s Submittable account, and we’ve already snaffled quite a few for the next issue, with many more under serious consideration. But there’s always room if we see something we really like – and we might make this issue even bigger and better than before. Let’s say all submissions for issue 16 in by the 10th September, please. The guidelines are here – and we’re always pleased if you add a note in your covering letter about what you think of Antiphon.
I’m very pleased to announce that David Callin has agreed to join me in editing issue 16 while Noel takes a break. David is a marvellous poet who has been a staunch supporter of Antiphon since its inception. He’s also a mod of the poetry forum at Poets’ Graves and I and many others have benefited from his wise and generous advice for more years than either of us would care to count. I had the great joy of meeting David in the flesh earlier this year and was delighted to find him just as wonderful as I expected. I have nervously exposed him to the workload already piling up on Submittable and he’s rolled up his sleeves and got stuck in.
I’m putting words in his mouth here but I think I can say he’s a fan of the rural, of folklore, of history, and is partial to a carefully constructed rhythm and a subtle rhyme. So keep the submissions coming in – I think we have a great issue in the making.