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The week in tweet: week 3

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.

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

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!

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