Can't I just submit without a bio?
Moses Lake, Washington
October 19, 2016 4:17pm CST
I am not a fan of biographies. If I want my poetry included in the anthology then I must sit down and figure out something to say. About me. Groan. I am not a braggart. I do not boast. I did it. I sat down. I stared at the keyboard. One letter at a time, a bio emerged. I decided to state a fact: I have been published in a few other places. I decided to list two and keep it at that. I also stated that my latest chapbook is on Amazon. Good enough. Solid and done. Time to breathe again.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Oct 16
I often mention something odd, like I love cheese, spending time my dog(s), etc. But speaking about oneself is hard, might be easier to have someone ELSE write such a thing. Hmm, there might be a good mylot post, ask others to summarize us, lol
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct 16
@Rohvannyn I found the act of writing a bio a moment in which to reflect. Some of the bios were pretty long. I wanted something sucinct and straight forward. And positive. So I put in that I was born in Whatcom and then listed a couple of the pubs that my work is in. All in less than five sentences.