About the magazine

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY publishes one poem each weekday and two featured poems on the weekend: Saturday Book Feature and From the Archives.

The editor reserves the right to skip a day here and there, depending on the poems received, the weather, vacation time, and/or electrical interference with her brain.

Poems are selected on the whim of the editor.

What does the editor like? –> formal poems, free verse, alliteration, metaphor, personification, imagery, and all the other things that make poetry an art form.

What does the editor dislike? –> missing articles, non-thoughtful line breaks, tortured meter, clichés, bad sonics, and all the other things that make poetry unpleasant to read.

About the editor

Christine Klocek-Lim grew up in northeast Pennsylvania, attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and then worked as a technical writer in Manhattan before moving back to her home state. For the past two decades she’s resided in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

She received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. She has one young adult novel, Disintegrate, a sci-fi romance, Who Saw the Deep, and four chapbooks: Ballroom – a love storyCloud Studies – a sonnet sequenceHow to photograph the heart, and The book of small treasures. Her full-length poetry collection, Dark Matter, was published by Aldrich Press in 2015.

Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature, Black Lawrence Press’ Black River Chapbook Competition, the Kenneth & Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, the Sawtooth Poetry Prize, the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, and for the Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes.

She was an Acquiring Editor for Evernight Teen and Evernight Publishing from 2014 to 2019. She writes romance as Erin M. Leaf and Marie E. Blossom and has received multiple Evernight Readers’ Choice Awards in various categories (2014 through 2020). She has written over sixty romance novels/novellas since 2010.

Poetry Editing Services

Developmental editing, line edits, and proofreading for chapbooks and full length books — I am an experienced poet and editor with years of experience critiquing and editing poetry, both formal and free verse.

As chief editor and founder of Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY, I have over ten years of experience with editing and interpreting poems. As Site Administrator of Poets.org’s online forum from 2006-2012, I have experience guiding online workshop critique. For more information about my writing credentials and awards, please see my About page on my website: Christine Klocek-Lim.com.

What do I offer?
… a personalized experience
… close attention to detail
… knowledge of poetic forms, both free verse and formal

I usually do both line edits and developmental editing at the same time. Line edits include a detailed read of each poem with comments on word choice, line breaks, meter, grammar, punctuation, etc. Developmental edits include comments about the collection as a whole and suggestions for improvement.

If I believe a poem is well-written, I will not write criticism simply for the sake of commenting. My value is the experience I bring to the table.

I am available to edit using most online editing tools (Microsoft Word, Text Edit, Apple Pages, Google Docs, etc.). If you prefer the old-fashioned mode (i.e. paper and pen) we can discuss that in the initial inquiry.

My editing philosophy — I edit to make your poems your best work, not to rewrite them. To that end, I offer suggestions and clear guidance. I believe that editing a work of poetry involves a dialogue rather than criticism.

Client testimonial — “Thank you! Your insights and your beautiful foreword have exceeded my hopes for this collaboration. I agree 100% with your gentle feedback and am enthusiastically making every change you suggested because all your suggestions are spot on!” -Tracy Rittmueller

Rates/Pricing — If you’re interested in working with me as your editor, please direct all inquiries to Christine.Klocek.Lim@gmail.com. I’m flexible, but here are some general rates, in USD only:

Chapbooks, 25 – 30 pages: $500
Full length book, 40 – 80 pages: $700

After we come to an agreement via email, I will email an invoice to you for half the fee prior to receiving your book, and editing will not commence until I receive payment. After edits have been completed to your satisfaction (each client can receive up to three rounds of edits, depending on complexity), I will email an invoice to you for the remainder of the fee.

This page was last updated on February 4, 2023.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hahaha! (The “I don’t like awful things” part.)
    And huzzah for Autumn Sky…I’m so glad it’s still a thing 😉

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