No Attention Span Lit: Short, Fast & Deadly
Just got word last night that the online journal Short, Fast & Deadly accepted a little poem of mine for an upcoming issue. For those who don’t know SF&D, it’s devoted to super-brief pieces of prose, poetry and other assorted word art. And editor Joseph Quintela means it when he says “short”: ≤140 characters for poems and ≤420 characters for prose works. Also, no haiku.
Quintela keeps a pretty tight weekly publishing schedule, so there’s a lot of material, but hey, it’s short! The key is really power and density. These are works that pierce and puncture with language, analogous to the sonic assault of Pig Destroyer or early Napalm Death. I had a good number of real short poems in my recent manuscript, so I was ecstatic to find this outlet for them. This will likely become a regular target of mine (to Joseph’s ultimate dismay, I’m sure).