In the middle of last year I submitted a prose-poem to MoonPark Review. It was rejected. After picking myself up and dusting off my bruised ego, I noted that my rejection included an offer to submit again in future. So I logged that away and knew that when I had a better piece of short prose I would submit.
Then, late last year I wrote a story/poem/monologue called Mercury. I took it to a workshop where it was torn apart by the facilitator. After once again picking myself up and dusting off my bruised ego, I used the critique I got to almost completely rewrite it.
I submitted the new and improved Mercury.
It was accepted for their summer issue.
I highly recommend going back through prior issues too. There’s some good stuff there.
Thank you Mary Lynn and Lesley for giving me the encouragement I needed to submit a second time and for publishing this piece.
Find Mercury Here
First uploaded 16th January
Subtitles available in the video
(CN for implied drug use)
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I was due to perform at Soapbox at the Manchester Histories Festival this afternoon.
Unfortunately I am really unwell today so I thought it best to stay home and recover
Its still sure to be a great day and I would definitely recommend attendance to anyone who can make it.
Its at All Saint’s Park on Oxford Road from 2pm today