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Strange Horizons Dec 2014 / Jan 2015 Poetry Acceptances:
"Ghost Irises," by Jenny Blackford

"Shadowskin," by Shveta Thakrar

"Not With Flowers," by Deepthi Gopal

"Reversed Polarities," by Nin Harris

"Challenger," by Bronwyn Lovell

"To My Creators," by Lore Graham

"Dronin'," by Peter Medeiros

"Post-Apocalyptic Toothbrush," by Betsy Ladyzhets

"The Art of Constellations," by Stephanie Wytovich

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I'm always excited about sending acceptances and eventually seeing the results published, but the acceptances this time around have me super excited. This was such a ruthlessly difficult submissions period: there were fifteen poems in the maybe-pile that I desperately wanted to accept, but could only take nine of them. It's such an honor to be reading so much stellar work.

Edited at 2015-02-01 06:35 pm (UTC)

Very nice. Have you gone through everything you've received in Dec/Jan?

Yes. I have, as of this morning, responded to every submission we received between December 1st and January 31st, so if there was something you sent to which you have not gotten a response, it means it's fallen victim to the occasionally hungry listserv-gremlin with which we are plagued. Please re-submit at your convenience, and you will be considered by Sonya in the current February/March reading period now underway.

Alas, I think my poem fell into the listserv black hole, but I'll resubmit this month!

Oh, yikes :( Yes, do resubmit ASAP.

Something seems to be wrong with my Gmail where it's sending my messages to recipients' spam folders. (At least two other December submissions seem to have gone astray, judging by lack of responses and unanswered follow-up messages.) Trouble is, Gmail doesn't offer a fix for this (or any customer support), and I don't have any way to tell whether new submission e-mails are going through and publications just aren't responding, or whether the problem is still occurring. Since some of my submissions are time-sensitive journalism pieces or responses to particular calls for submissions, this means I lose the window to place them at all, which is very frustrating!

In any event, I have resubmitted the poem, so hopefully it goes through this time!

My advice for the next time you submit during one of my reading windows, anyway: send directly to my personal email address, which you know. I have told plenty of other regular submitters who fall afoul of the black hole to do this, and the system seems to work until such time as Niall can figure out what to do about our black hole (it's been plaguing us for so long one feels it needs a name :-P)

Okay, cool -- will do! :) (I probably should have just asked you about it during your submission window when I first noticed other e-mails going awry, but I didn't want to nudge given that it hadn't been very long. Now I know for next time!)

...and anyone reading this should know they can do that, come to it *thumbs up*

Congrats to all! Looking forward to reading them.

It will be some months till all of these go live, but they are worth the wait!

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