Monday, October 27, 2008

SAMLA, etc

Hello Faithful Readers!

Please excuse this short and inconsequential post. I'm staying busy this week preparing a visual presentation for the SAMLA Convention Nov 7-9 in Louisville, KY. When I first proposed a topic over the summer, I had no idea these things were so expensive. I'm estimating membership, registration, and printing costs at around $300! I want to build my vita, but is it worth it?

Obviously, this is my first time doing this kind of thing, and I have to admit, I'm a little nervous. Anyone ever done a conference visual presentation? Any advice?

In other news, I got a poem picked up by L.A. Review, and am waiting to hear from Poetry, ABZ, Greensboro Review, and Crazyhorse. Where are you submitting?



I heard from Poetry Magazine after I posted this. Here's what the editors had to say:

Thank you for sending us your work.

We're sorry to say that nothing in this particular submission was quite right for us, but we were impressed. We hope that you will feel encouraged by this short note to send us more work after a while.


Jill Koren and Matthew Vetter said...

What do you mean by visual conference presentation? Is it a virtual conference? Or are you just required to use visuals? I've worked with PowerPoint and its open source twin, so if you have questions about those, I can try to help.

Meanwhile, congrats on having your poems out everywhere! And one in the LA Review. Very nice. Which one?

Jill Koren and Matthew Vetter said...

holy cow! a note from poetry. that is big time. congrats, matt.

Jill Koren and Matthew Vetter said...

Forgot to say where I've sent stuff: Blood Lotus, LA Review, Alligator Juniper, a batch of poems to the Louisville Conference on Lit. and Culture since 1900 and a few other places. I heard from Memoir(and); they rejected my prose poems. But I plan to send some prose to Quarter After Eight.