I just got word from Zygote in my Coffee that I'll have a poem included in their next issue at the end of this month. I am inordinately happy about that for several reasons - Zygote is one of the zines that gets some respect. There are thousands of poetry zines - but reputable ones, well, not nearly as many. Besides, the poem they chose was "Cliche Me" which I really wasn't sure about, not very happy with.
And what makes it even better is that I submitted 6 weeks ago, and never heard a word. July's issue came out, and I belive an issue came out a few dys ago as well. I'm not usually pushy enough to send inquiries, but this time for some reason I did. Within a few minutes of sending the inquiry, I got a response! Apparently, they'd been trying to reach me, but several times recently my email account has had issues, twitches and downright seizures, and they kept getting a bounceback message! How rude of Road Runner to do that!
So that's my good news for tonight :)
***OOH ooh OOH gotta add this!
The latest issue of TMP Irregular, which will have "The Coming of Summer" in it will also include a poem by John Sweet! How's THAT for bing in good company!? He's one of my absolute favorite modern (modern meaning that he is super well published, googles up a library of results, and I've met him, on an internet poetry forum) writers!!!