"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Why break the habit of a lifetime?

Dear Peter,
Thank you for your recent poetry submission, sent during January 2012.We continue to receive a very large number of submissions and I'm sorry to say your work has not been accepted for publication thistime.
You are welcome to submit more work to us next year. Please note,however, that we are making some changes to our submissions procedurefor 2013, and we will send out notifications of these later in theyear.
In the meantime, to keep up to date with all the Stinging Fly news andpublishing opportunities, please do join our mailing list, and be sureto keep checking in on our website:
With very best wishes,

Maybe there comes a time when you should stop banging your head against a brick wall...


  1. Should be glad you sent them something Peter!

  2. I finally got in this year after years and years of brick walling. So that's what walls are for. Breaking.

  3. Hi Frank - yeah, guess you're right. I can be a moany hole at times.
    Well done Kate (he said through gritted teeth)Delighted for you