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It’s Finally Here!

So yesterday was the 1st birthday of Disjointed Rhymings as a site, and I also had a red card from Royal Mail, letting me know that I had a package to pick up.  There was only one thing I could think of that could possibly be arriving, although I was trying to think if there was any reason for anyone to be sending me a random package.  Turns out, my first thought was right.  Ten of the Best, the anthology I have been waiting for since December, is now at the printer’s, and my advance copies have arrived 😀  Having read some of the other work featured in there, I’m even more amazed how I got in.


If you would like a copy, and haven’t already booked one with me (I’m all out), the ISBN is 978-0-85781-232-2 and the publisher is United Press.  In theory, you should be able to order a copy from any book shop using that information.  The other poets featured are: David Greaney, Janet Falade, Peter Young, Leighton McDonald, Philip Lemon, Ron Rogers, Zoiyar Cole, Jan Pearson and David A Smith.  I haven’t found websites for any of them yet, but if I do I will share.  Or if you know of their sites/work, please comment below so we can all enjoy.


Also, here’s a picture…




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Ten of the Best

So last Sunday I explained about my very good excuse why I wasn’t posting a poem.  The meeting duly occurred on the Tuesday, and Wednesday lunch time I had a message telling me that they were having a tough time whittling down the entries to just ten, but if I was successful they would let me know.  If I wasn’t, thanks for submitting.  Not everyone who had submitted got this e-mail, so I figured they’d done it in rounds and that I’d passed round one and so been told, and that those that hadn’t passed round one hadn’t heard anything.  On the Thursday, I heard from one person that they had received their acceptance later on that Wednesday.  For a couple of hours I wobbled between ‘well they’ve picked their ten, I’m not in’ and ‘they’ve picked some and are struggling for the last couple, there’s still a chance’.  Eventually I went with the ‘I didn’t make it’ theory.


I was wrong.  Today I got the e-mail telling me that I had been successful 🙂  At the moment I’m hoping between ‘yay I did it’ and ‘I was probably a reserve and someone pulled out’.  Either way, I’m in.  This is my most significant publishing to date, so I’m pretty happy about it 🙂


So early next year, Ten of the Best will go to print, and as a contributing poet, I will have twenty copies to distribute.  Some of these have already found homes (my library, Mum & Dad, a couple for very good friends of mine), but I will have between ten and fifteen copies available to buy (£10 + postage).  I will even scribble in them if you want me to. If you’re interested, drop me a line and I’ll allocate them on a first come, first served basis.  Postage I will work out as soon as I know weights etc at present I know nothing.


Alternatively, once I have the ISBN I will post it and you can order a copy through your local bookstore, or ask your local library to stock it.


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