Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Special thanks to all the contributors and subscribers who have helped Dark Metre survive its first year of publication.

Hope to see you all back in 2012.

Best Wishes


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Dark Metre - Issue 10 Now Live

Dark Metre issue 10 is now live featuring horror poetry by John Hayes and Andrew J. Wilson. Swing by and enjoy the zombies and werewolves lurking in this months issue and don't forget to head other to the contributors websites to see what else they're up to.

Why not leave a comment below if you have enjoyed this issue?

Have a great Sunday

Katy Bennett

Monday, 3 October 2011

Press Release - Vamps (A retrospective) by James S. Dorr

VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE) is an 84-page trade paperback featuring poetry by multi-time Rhysling finalist James S. Dorr on vampires and things vampiric. With illustrations by Marge B. Simon, VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE) consists of 75 poems, about a third of which are published here for the first time, with subjects including Max Schreck; Bela Lugosi; “Guillemette” (née Mina Murray); the vampiress Annchuck; the Instrument Maker; crows; krakens (with blood on their beaks); Nikki (who flies); the Night Child; the Birdcatchers; jazz music; dancing; tourists in Europe (“he had a tendency to change the subject when I asked him what he did. Eurotrash, I suppose”); vampire hobbies: runners, swimmers, baseball fans, dates gone bad; from Ancient Greece; to the 1,000,000 Credit Galactic Lottery. All this and more can be obtained from Sam's Dot Publishing for only about the cost of a pizza (with blood sausage for a topping, of course -- in this case $7.00 with $3.00 shipping in the US; a, um, bit more to Canada and overseas).

Click here to find out more about James S. Dorr.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Dark Metre - Issue 9 Now Live

Issue 9 of Dark Metre has been emailed out to all the subscribers and is now live here. This month features First in the Moon by Richard Lung and Prayer by Lida Broadhurst.

I'm still open to submissions:

Issue 10 - filled - due out on 06/11/11
Issue 11 - filled - due out on 04/12/111
Issue 12 - filled - due out on 01/01/12
Issue 13 - still open - due out on 05/02/12

Don't forget to use the subscribe box on the right hand side of this blog so you don't miss an issue. Email addresses are never shared with 3rd parties and are solely used to email you the newsletter.

Enjoy the halloween season

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Dark Metre is now open to submissions

Good morning all,

Once again I'm open to horror poetry submissions. I'm reading for issues 10 - 13. Check the guidelines tab at the top for full info and the current issue with poetry by Anna Sykora and S. C. Virtes can be read here.

Issue 8 will go live tomorrow and will feature poetry by James Dorr and Stephen M. Wilson.

Have a good weekend

Katy Bennett

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dark Metre issue 7 now live

Dark Metre issue 7 is now live. Hop over to the current issue to read horror poetry by Anna Sykora and S. C. Virtes.

There's no writing prompt this month, I'm rethinking how I do those.

Also a heads up that I'll be reopening to submissions on the 2nd September 2011

Enjoy your day

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Now Closed To Submissions

Dark Metre is now closed to submissions, I expect to reopen again the beginning of September 2011. For those of you still waiting to hear on subs I'll be contacting you all very soon.

Thanks to everyone who has shown an interest in this publication.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Dark Metre issue 4 now live

Issue 4 of Dark Metre is now live. This month's horror poetry is Minions of the Dead Wizard by Bruce Boston and He Doesn't Sleep by Alexandra Seidel.

Enjoy the poems and I am still open to submissions.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dark Metre issue 3 - Now live

Issue 3 of Dark Metre is now live read some great horror poetry. This month's selections are Sacrificial Rites by Thomas Canfield and A Dreaming Ghost Chances to Pass a Dreamless Ghost by J. J. Steinfeld.

Head over to the current issue page to read it.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Dark Metre is now open to submissions

Hi All,

I am now open to submissions. I'll be filling issues 5-8 before I close again. Dark Metre is published on the 1st Sunday of every month. read the full guidelines here.

Issue 5 due 5th June 2011 update 03/04/11 This issue is filled.
Issue 6 due 3rd July 2011 update 18/04/11 This issue is filled.
Issue 7 due 7th August 2011 update 30/04/11 This issue is filled.
Issue 8 due 4th September 2011

The current issue can be viewed here.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Reopening To Submissions On 01 Apr 2011

Early notice that I'll be reopening to submissions on the 1st April 2011. Full guidelines can be read here or on the website

Don't forget that if you have a poetry collection coming out in the horror/dark genre you can use the contact link on the website to email me the details for inclusion in the newsletter.

Thank you for your interest.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Corrections to Issue 2

Apologies to John Hayes,

I incorrectly formatted a couple of the line breaks on his poem After the Cosmologist's Death. I have fixed the error now on the online version.

You may need to refresh the page to see the amended version.

Dark Metre issue 2

Dark metre issue 2 has just gone live. This month's horror poetry is Fighting Chance by Jack Horne and After the Cosmologist's Death by John Hayes.

Read it here.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Dark Metre Issue 1

Dark Metre issue 1 has just been sent out.

Please feel free to report any problems with the email or leave any comments, suggestions or feedback via email or in the comments section here.

For those of you not currently subscribed, you can view the current issue here.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Dark Metre - Updates - Winner chosen

Hi All,

I have pulled a name out of a tea cup to choose the random winner but you will have to wait until Sunday's issue to find out if it was you.

Also down the sidebar of this blog I've added a blog roll to some useful and poetry related blogs that I follow.

Enjoy the weekend

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Issue 1 line up

Just to let you know that Issue 1 of Dark Metre due to hit your inboxes on the 6th February 2011 will feature poetry by Guy Belleranti and Alexandra Seidel.

Use the form in the right hand column to sign up so you don't miss out.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Dark Metre - Updates - New blog

Hi All,

As update posts for Dark Metre were getting buried amongst my personal posts, I have given Dark Metre its own blog. I hope this will make it easier for subscribers and contributors to keep track of when I'm open and closed to submissions and my publishing schedule.

Also today is the last day to subscribe to Dark Metre by email for your chance to win a free copy of the Chimera world 2 anthology in paperback. The winner will be chosen at random and announced in Issue 1 out on the 6th February 2011.

Just a reminder that I'm closed to subs now until April 2011.

You can also follow on twitter @darkmetre

Thanks to all the contributors and subscribers who have shown an interest so far.