»

Subscribe | Give a Gift Subscription

Log In or Register | Help | Contact Us | Donate

Advanced Search

Main Index » About the Speakeasy » Introductions
Introduction By Me
Edit your profilePrivate messages Search postsWho's online?
You are not signed in. Click here to sign in.
If you are not a member, Register here!
136581 registered users


allisonwrites
Allison Fairchild

Apr 1, 2012, 5:21 PM

Post #1 of 7 (286 views)
Shortcut
Introduction By Me Can't Post

I'm Allison, and I'm a poet and fiction writer. I've not been published, mainly because I just started sending things out in the last month...I've been distracted by a 17 year law practice...very happy to be done with that! I'm on this website and joining Speakeasy to get to know the larger community of poets and writers, and to discover the bigger picture with respect to finding and choosing journals/magazines suitable for my writing. Glad to be here...


alamana
Jennifer Brown


Apr 1, 2012, 5:47 PM

Post #2 of 7 (282 views)
Shortcut
Re: [allisonwrites] Introduction By Me [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome Allison! I was distracted by a law practice for quite some time, myself.


Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. -- Flaubert

http://www.jenniferkirkpatrickbrown.com


pongo
Buy this book!

e-mail user

Apr 1, 2012, 5:51 PM

Post #3 of 7 (280 views)
Shortcut
Re: [alamana] Introduction By Me [In reply to] Can't Post

I just read from, on my radio program, a collection of poetry by a lawyer. It can be done, apparently. That isn't to say that it's easy, just that it's possible.

So welcome, Allison, and tell us what we can do to help make it happen for you.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


allisonwrites
Allison Fairchild

Apr 1, 2012, 6:03 PM

Post #4 of 7 (278 views)
Shortcut
Re: [pongo] Introduction By Me [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm trying to both edit existing poems and am writing new poems. I want to submit some, and also, create a first book of poems. I'm also interested in fellowships, if possible for emerging poets and writers. I don't know how I can be helped...but I want to be helped!

I've submitted my first poems to two contests, and while I anticipate rejection, I still don't know certain technicalities: 1) if a cover is required, how to approach that? 2) if a statement of writing plan is required, what is that? 3) can I submit the same poem to several contests? 3) how do I find workshops in my geographic area?

Those are the the type of areas that confuse me...

Thank you for the offer of help...

Allison


rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Apr 1, 2012, 6:09 PM

Post #5 of 7 (277 views)
Shortcut
Re: [allisonwrites] Introduction By Me [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome! I was also distracted by the law when I was younger. Articulate, thoughtful folks here, enjoy.


Om Shanti


allisonwrites
Allison Fairchild

Apr 1, 2012, 6:15 PM

Post #6 of 7 (275 views)
Shortcut
Re: [rjkostuck] Introduction By Me [In reply to] Can't Post

Aha! I knew I was not alone! Thanks for your support...


pongo
Buy this book!

e-mail user

Apr 1, 2012, 8:59 PM

Post #7 of 7 (263 views)
Shortcut
Re: [allisonwrites] Introduction By Me [In reply to] Can't Post

By a cover, do you mean a cover letter? A cover letter provides contact information for you and any relevant parts of your history, such as places where your work has been published and major awards your work has won. If it's a contest for poetry by lawyers or about the law, mention that you're a lawyer.

I've never seen a contest that involved a statement of a writing plan, but if you need to write something like that, think about what you want to achieve through your writing. That's your writing plan.

Yes, you can submit the same poem to multiple contests, unless one of them specifically says not to.

You can find local workshops by checking with the library, going to http://meetup.com and entering your city, or by going to a search engine and entering "My City poetry workshop." Try any local colleges or junior colleges, too. We also have an area here for contacting other writers. You can post something asking for other poets in your neighborhood.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/

Main Index » About the Speakeasy » Introductions

 


P&W Newsletters

Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter to stay informed of the latest news, events and more.

Click to Sign Up

Subscribe to P&W Magazine | Donate Now | Advertise | Sign up for E-Newsletter | About Us | Contact Us

© Copyright Poets & Writers 2011. All Rights Reserved