Failed Haiku is out. Actually it’s been out a few days but I only just got round to looking at it. I have three senryu on page 84. I just looked and realised you can just type 84 in the box at the beginning. There really is a lot I never knew about computers.
The figures for this year are Submissions 14, Acceptances 6, Pending 5, Refused 2, Lost in Cyberspace 1.I’m reasonably happy with that, though it has to be said that I have let three or four chances to submit slide by, and they are invariably the places I find harder to get into. This tends to make the figures favour me.
I really have to get back to the target of 100 submissions and get well out of my comfort zone. It makes me try harder and and puts rejection into context. However, I’ve covered this before.
The rest of the day followed well worn channels. We generally don’t get many calls or customers on a Monday, as we always used to be closed. That was a tradition from the days when the owner did coin fairs on Sundays. I generally worked on Mondays when i was doing fairs because I had regular markets to do or a shop to open (we were opposite an auctioneer that held Monday sales, so we had plenty of trade customers on a Monday).
My slow days were Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I used to go to auctions or other shops in mid-week. Unfortunately so did a lot of other shops so I ended up visiting a lot of closed shops. It was, I suppose, one of the many flaws in my business plan.
Congratulations on the acceptances! I enjoyed your three senryu, especially life as soup. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
The three senryu were very good, I thought. Thank you for giving us the page number, that was most thoughtful.
It’s boring enough for me, and I have the incentive of vanity. For a general reader the lengthy scroll must be a real trial. 🙂 Thank you.
I read quite a few others but feel that they should be taken in moderation as otherwise their impact is dulled.
Yes, my feeling too. After reading a few pages of them I feel myself starting to skim so try to do no more than a dozen at a time.
I love your senryu! They were all so funny that I had to look up the form to see if humor was a part of the formula. It said “irony or satire” and that actually describes it much better than I did. Congratulations! And your year to date statistics are amazing! You go!
Those coin pictures are wonderful. Are they photographs? Or did you scan them?
Photographs. When a photograph goes well it is better than a scan, but when you have the colour balance wrong, or reflections (especially a reflection of the camera lens or my fingers) I often think of changing to the scanner. 🙂
Really lovely coins! Congrats with the various acceptances.
Thank you Laurie! 🙂