A little halloween to darken your day. Continue reading
Words of Wisdom
I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. —
Poet Ron Smith of Richmond
Readers may submit poetry questions to Shenandoah, and Ron Smith will choose one every 3 or 4 weeks and respond. Continue reading
Contest for VA Poets begins Oct 15 Continue reading
KUDOS to Kathleen Driskell, whose poem “What the Girl Wore” will be the featured poem on Poetry Daily (poems.com) on Wednesday, October 22.
In his book ON THE ART OF WRITING (1918), Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch recommended that when an author “feels an impulse to perpetuate an exceptionally fine piece of writing,” that he/she go right ahead, but them excise such delicacies before placing them before the public. “Murder your darlings,” was his phrase for this stern editing process, and the advice is still valuable. SHENANDOAH is now open for fiction, non-fiction and review submissions and for poetry and flash fiction on October 1. Follow the Submission link on the tab bar above. Continue reading