The whole first week of Outshine republished here!
Tuesday January 13:
Editor note: Outshine slush stats: 48 subs in week 2; 24 by men, 24 by women, 1 unknown (one was a collab). 6 acceptances. Keep them coming!
Quote for the Monday: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Source: Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)/Chinese philosopher, administrator, and moralist/Analects.
Wednesday January 14:
The man-made clouds slowly swirled, then parted to reveal a newly created sun.
Bio: Sherene Khaw: Canadian writer and reader who huddles in the cold winter with her books and computer. http://is.gd/fAob
Friday January 16:
Quote for the Friday: “Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.”
Source: Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)/U.S. novelist, playwright, and short-story writer/The Book of Negro Humor.
Sunday January 18:
The robots won/Our graves were dug/But yesterday/I found the plug.
Bio: Amanda Davis lives in Pittsburgh despite the zombie threat. She blogs about media, her breakfast, and weird news at http://is.gd/fync
Some of you may have noticed that both the Monday quote and the Saturday prose poem were a day late: my apologies. I’m getting a number of things set up, and hope to have certain people do tweet reviews on the Tuesday and Thursday. Watch this space!
Also, while I am well-stocked on the more serious pieces for the Wednesday, I am in dire need of more humourous pieces. So if you want to increase your chances of acceptance, do try me with funny pieces!