Friday, October 30, 2009

Caratacus Rides Again!

My Domus Carataci personal blog on JournalSpace with years of posts was destroyed when JournalSpace's server crashed in 2007. Since then I haven't run a personal blog, channeling most of my energies into Shit Creek Review, The Chimaera and THE FLEA and their respective blogs. But some material fits better onto a personal blog than onto the more formal context of a literary magazine's blog; with that in mind I have revived Domus Carataci, now on Blogspot, and renamed it I, Caratacus. I will update it from time to time, whenever Bloggina, the Muse of Bloggers, inspires me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pushcart and Best of Web Nominations 2009

SCR/The Chimaera/The Flea

2009 Nominations for the Pushcart — Best of the Small Presses Anthology and the Dzanc Books Best of the Web Series.



'Prayer for a Horseman' by Timothy Murphy

'After the Funeral' by Janice D. Soderling

'After Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night' by Sam Byfield

'Kung Fu Monkeys Hijack Armored Car' by Dennis Loney

'Life' by Bill Greenwell

'Monstrance or Reliquary' by Ann Drysdale

The Chimaera

'The Red Mud of Lydney' by Ann Drysdale

'An Understudy for Desire' by Alan Gould

'Lighthouse, with Poet Brandishing His Hat' by Rhina P. Espaillat

'Talcott Mountain' by Martin Elster

'The Annexe' by Stephen Edgar

'I Am Going Drown' by Charles Musser

The Flea

'Two Theories' by Rhina Espaillat

'Against Beauty' by Alfred Nichol

'High Bank' by Bill Greenwell

'Body of Evidence' by Catherine Chandler

'Iconography' by Maryann Corbett

'Said Yeats’s Bones to Hardy’s Heart' by Ann Drysdale

Dzanc Books Best of Web


'After the Funeral' by Janice D. Soderling

'Prayer for a Horseman' by Timothy Murphy

'Death Watch' by Michael Cantor

The Chimaera

'Sonnet 23 from The Dark Lady' by Jennifer Reeser

'Distraction' by Rick Mullin

'Seeing People' by Geoff Page

The Flea

'Vertigo' by Stephen Edgar

'Clock of the Moon and Stars' by Marly Youmans

'Hydrangeas' by Mark Allinson

Monday, October 12, 2009

Flea Disaster

THE FLEA's computer and much of its back-up went to God on the morning of 4th October due to an unfortunate combination of events involving two poodles, a lunatic cat, a quantity of tequila and a go-go dancer.

I had processed most submissions through to the end of August and sent off accept/decline letters. But if you submitted work before October 4th 2009 and have not heard back from me, you need to send me the work again. 

Also, poets whose work I have accepted for issues 4 and following will need to send me that accepted work again. Amongst many other things I lost my email address book. I have a hard copy of what I had accepted for each particular issue of THE FLEA so I expect to get to each author eventually, but if you are an author whose work I accepted, please contact me so I can access your email address.

Needless to say I am mortified by these events, and apologise to all concerned.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Fleas of the Apocalypse

THE THIRD FLEA of the Apocalypse is loose!

Mark Allinson, Mary Alexandra Agner, Maryann Corbett, Ann Drysdale, Richard Epstein, Midge Goldberg, Bill Greenwell, R. Nemo Hill, Janet Kenny, Janice D. Soderling, J.J. Steinfeld, Leo Yankevich, Marly Youmans, & Thomas Zimmerman

Flea! Flea!