We hope you’ve been enjoying Brian Garrison’s selections for his guest editorship of Eye to the Telescope 23: Robots!
There’s just a few weeks left to get in your submissions for the next issue of Eye To The Telescope 24, Alternate Stories/Alternate Realities, which will be edited by Alan Ira Gordon, due out in April! He needs your submissions (between 1-5 poems) by March 15th.
Here’s what he’s looking for:
There’s a rich tradition in speculative writing of alternate reality perspectives, poetry included. I’m looking for poetry that spans the wide range of themes within the alternate genre. So send me your poems that speak of alternate timelines, differing universes and realities, histories and pocket universes. Let’s explore together into different perspectives and points of view regarding life, people, places and all manner of situations.
As the great 1980s pop singer Olivia Newton John sang in one particular alternate reality, “Let’s get alternate! Alternate! I wanna get alternate! Let’s get into alternate!” Hopefully your poems will be much better than that cheesy example, but you get the picture. Ranging from satire to sober reflection, all forms and lengths of alternate stories/alternate realities poetry are welcome.
In his alternate life, Alan Ira Gordon is an urban planner from Worcester, Massachusetts.
He’s been writing genre and mainstream fiction and poetry for many years, with fiction publications in Starshore Magazine, Worcester Magazine, Disturbed Digest, Strange Stories Of Sand And Sea and many anthologies, including several of the Whortleberry Press anthologies. His stories are also collected in the anthology Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country (Xlibris Press).
One of his stories received an Honorable Mention listing in the eighth annual Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology (St. Martin’s Press). He’s an Associate Member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Of America (SFWA), and one of our fellow members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
His speculative poetry has been published in The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Star*Line, Beyond Centauri, FrostFire Worlds, and The Martian Wave. You can visit alaniragordon.com
There are many different directions you can take this theme, so we’re naturally looking for diverse voices and some groundbreaking work for consideration this time! (No pun intended. Or was it?) If you have any questions, e-mail email@example.com and we’ll be happy to answer them.