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April 1st, 2008

A busy Raven...

Much newness on the Raven Electrick front:

First, I've just added “Camera Obscura," a wonderfully clever poem by dkolodji, to the poetry contents at Raven Electrick:

http://www.ravenelectrick.com/ravenpoetrick/cameraobscura.html

Second, I've been doing a bit of sprucing up of the little lady, who just turned eight years old in March. (Not sure what that translates to in Internet years.) I've created a poetry archive for the poems published in 2000-2001. (Next month I'll make an archive for the early fiction contents.) To make things easier to find, I've added a search box to the homepage, so you can now search Raven Electrick's contents. (The latter made the lapsed librarian in me squee with delight.) I'm also phasing out the Vampire Haven (lack of sales) and the Raven's Writers section, since I've been including the author bios underneath the stories and poems since 2002.

Finally, in a scant hour or so, Raven Electrick will be closed to submissions for this year. (Although March 31 has come and gone here in LA, I like to give those folks in Honolulu the benefit of the doubt.) So tomorrow I will begin plowing through the pile o' subs. (Can't wait to see what y'all have sent.)

Well, it only took five subs...

... to get me annoyed. Every year I say, "no severed body parts," and every year one or more authors seem to feel that I will somehow find the severed body part(s) in THEIR stories charming. Well, I don't. I'm a wimp, and I'm proud of it. No severed body parts! No dead babies! Yes, it's possible to write horror stories without those elements.