Circadian Poems

A place to celebrate poetry, poets, and the creative spirit.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Update on Circadian Poems

Thanks to everyone for their patience and fortitude with the problems surrounding Circadian Poems. In addition to dealing with a family crisis over the past few months, there has been a problem with the host for the mail account for this site.

I think it’s been fixed; however, there were over 3800 pieces of spam in the account. I believe I’ve gotten through everything. I’ve fixed some errors that you so kindly pointed out, and my deepest apologies to any errors that were on the site. I will go through it in the coming weeks and check links, etc., to make sure the edits were accepted by the system.

If you’ve submitted something to me in the past few months and do not hear from me by the end of the week, please let me know and re-submit. It may have been inadvertently deleted.

I’d always planned that Circadian would take a publishing break during the month of August. However, it seems to make more sense to use the summer to sort out the account, read and schedule new submissions, etc. I am reading and scheduling submissions in the next few weeks from now until the end of the year.

The site will resume publishing again on Wednesday, September 5, 2006. New poems will publish on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Articles and essays will appear on Tuesdays; Poetry News will appear on Thursdays.

The site will be off on Thanksgiving week, from Nov. 20-26, and again for the holidays, December 18-January 3.

Short holiday poems (12-14 lines) are sought for the Fall Equinox, Halloween, American Thanksgiving, and the Yuletide holidays.

Other guidelines remain similar to the previous guidelines:

Submitted poems can be up to 40 lines. Essays and articles should run 800-1000 words. Please do not send links as submissions, but send the actual piece you wish to submit. Please (as many of you do) indicate in the subject line that this is a submission. Please submit a short bio with every submission and indicate whether or not you’d like your links to be included in the permanent links list or just in the bio for that submission.

Circadian Poems treats all material as a one-time anthology permission. We are happy to present something that has been published elsewhere, with permission and the appropriate credits; and any work that debuts with Circadian, we hope will have a long and happy life beyond the site. Let us know when and where it appears, so we can add it to the Thursday "news" feature. There is no pay at this time.

I do the best I can with formatting, but often the site will not honor unique formatting. My apologies in advance for any format changes.

We only publish the submitter’s original work (i.e., as much as we love poets such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, et al, we can’t/don’t publish their work on this site). So please do not submit any other poet’s work, and especially don’t submit it under your own name. If you are enamored of a particular poet, I encourage you to write an essay about it and submit it for consideration for the Tuesday series. You may quote the poet’s work, but all quotes must be footnoted in standard fashion at the bottom of the article.

Photographs and drawings are welcome to accompany poems/articles. Please submit as jpgs and please include the proper photo credits and/or permissions for each photo.

You should receive a response to your submission in 2-4 weeks.

Submissions should go to circadian at devonellingtonwork dot com.

Many thanks for your continued support! And, again, my apologies for the difficulties encountered over the past few months.

With deepest appreciation,

Devon Ellington