May 17, 2008

The Unlucky Twenty-Six: Feedback Request

I am in the latter stages of formatting a Word document and finishing up first-draft illustrations for a premiere draft of The Unlucky Twenty-Six. Not for publication, but as something that puts each poem with its illustration on a single page. I am hoping a few of my friends may be willing to read through it and offer criticism. After that, I have no idea where I could send it. I mean, it's not really a children's book. And nobody reps poetry (not that it's really poetry either). So I'm a bit at a loss. And am open to suggestions.

If you're interested in offering constructive criticism, drop a comment on this post and I'll include you in my email, which will likely be towards the end of the week.


JaneyV said...

As you've no doubt guessed I'm rubbish at critiquing (although I have to learn for me course) but I have a suggestion for publication purposes. I'm not sure what kind of magazines or weekly publications are available in the US but I think The Unlucky Twenty-Six is perfect for serialisation. Maybe you could do a little research into finding a magazine that might be interested?

Maybe your other blog visitors might be able to think of some?

Sarah Laurenson said...

Chap books. I think that's what they call short poetry books. If you search for that, it might help. Not sure if it's one word or two.

Plus there are poetry mags out there.

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

There was something like this a while back. It had artsy fartsy black and white grown up type illustrations of a group of children that were being killed off. But I can't for the life of me remember what it was called! But they would use the illustrations on PBS - which is why I remember them. Argh! I'll try to google it. I think you could market your book the same way!

PJD said...

ello, the thing you're searching for is Edward Gorey's "Gashlycrumb Tinies." Google it and you'll find more than one online version (unauthorized, I'm guessing). And you're right, Gorey did the illustrations for the Mystery series. Google Gorey and you'll find a article from a few years ago that is really quite interesting.

Blogless Troll said...

Put me down on the list. Don't know what help I'd be, but...[insert witticism here].