I remember times when you would cough,
splutter back cups of milky cream.
The curdled cries after your fall
and cleaning rivulets from a cut
that gushed with pain. Red and slick
I could stomach, but it was the tired look
in your eyes, the mum we need to talk,
that made me stop and notice the lost tick
of the clock. Against your age I fought
to keep my baby in her cot.
Published by Pastiche Magazine
Highly commended in the York Writers Poetry Competition
Pastiche Magazine are looking for poetry and prose submissions for their 1st print edition to be released shortly. Any writers out there who wish to submit should read the following:
Pastiche is currently accepting submissions from writers, artists and musicians.
Poetry – very few restrictions, but we have a limit on the amount of Iambic tetrameter and/or rhyming couplets we will accept. Audio files must be under 10 minutes.
Prose – under 5000 words. For submissions over 2000 words please send a sample page.
Art – can be any form (photography, traditional, performance)
Documents – .doc / .docx / .pdf – For all ‘traditional’ pieces please use 1.5 spacing.
Art (including photographs) – .jpg
Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not include your written work in the body of the email – refer to the acceptable formats above.
Once submitted, work may not subsequently be published elsewhere (including self-publishing, e.g. on a blog) for a period of one month (creative) and 2 months (other). Please do not submit your work if it is already published elsewhere. Rejected work may be resubmitted after a period of 1 month. The same piece of work may not be submitted more than 3 times, however an individual is welcome to submit as many different pieces of work as they like.
So what are you waiting for…get emailing!!!