Poetry Publications in 2014

*Viimeistä viedään…

I’m working on putting together some kind of updatable tally of publications to link somehow (still figuring WP) but thought it would be appropriate to finish the year with a short tally of accepted publications.

I had two poems published in The Missing Slate, which is an international literary and art magazine that has introduced me to some interesting writers and artists – seriously, check it out!

Asphalt Story #84 was published as a weekend poem in March which was a wonderful treat. It also represented Finland in the Poetry World Cup where it didn’t go any farther than the first round but the whole experience was fun. I was also honoured to be included in the three poems the magazine included in its Pushcart Prize Nominations following a vote.

Later in the year, The Missing Slate also published In Conversation, which is a co-authored poetry dialogue of sorts, written with the delightful and indecently talented Delilah Des Anges.

In addition, I had poems published in the Halloween Special of Glitterwolf which is a UK-based literary and arts magazine celebrating the work of LGBT contributors from around the world. They publish fiction, poetry, art and photography. The three poems included by yours truly were Corpus Delicti, Keep Me In a Hole, and Overture. The first two of these can be read in the free taster while the full magazine can be bought on Amazon: UK buy link and US buy link There are four variant covers and lots of spooky and queer stories and poems on offer.

I also had another poem accepted to the Plunge Magazine but sadly it seems to have ran into problems as nothing happened after the acceptance letters were sent out and neither the site nor the Tumblr have been updated since. This is a shame as it seemed like a great magazine and I can only speculate something drastic and sudden happened that has prevented the editor/owner from continuing with it.

That’s it for 2014. I have two more poems coming out in January so more on those once they are out! This leaves me to wish everyone Happy and Creative New Year 2015!

*A Finnish phrase, roughly translating to ‘the last one is being taken away’ which is appropriate for the last day of the year.

First Post

Well. A first public post on a public platform. *pauses for fanfare*

Yes, indeed. As promised, I have finally gotten off my generous backside and created a public facing blog. Thanks for nagging all those who did, you know who you are.

Introductions are clearly in order.

Hello, I’m Kat. I write a lot of things including academic research, fanfiction, poetry and original fiction, both by myself and together with other people. However, this blog (and this author name) is only about and attached to the last two. If you know about my academic work and/or my fanfic, I ask you to please not link those identities with this one. Not because I’m ashamed of either (on the contrary!), but because as countless other authors I prefer to maintain different identities for different genres/audiences.

As you may have gathered from above, I am not new to blogging. However, my personal/fandom blog and a poetry blog are locked and serve a vastly different purpose. The point of this blog is to have somewhere I can direct everyone to, somewhere I can use to publically discuss, and yes promote my own and other people’s writing. As a Finn living in Britain such self-marketing feels doubly vainglorious but alas, one must battle one’s cultural hang-ups to get ahead. And, as my grandmother used to say: Kukas kissan hännän nostais jos ei kissa itse? Meaning: Who would lift the cat’s tail, if not the cat itself?

So, there you have it. Welcome to my public writer’s blog. Expect posts about writerly triumphs and tribulations. And do drop me a line if you have questions!