Year in Review: 2022 Stats

   

I would like to thank everyone who reads Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY, and all the poets who’ve sent their work to me over the years (from the quarterly ezine begun in 2006 to now). I can honestly say that the quality of work I receive on a daily basis is what keeps me going. The stats for 2022 exceeded 2021 (and every other prior year):

  • Total views: 57,447 (average ~5000 per month)
  • Total visitors: 23, 307 (average ~2000 per month)
  • Likes: 2564 (twice as many as 2021)
  • Comments: 414

Right now I am on hiatus from reading submissions until February 1, 2023. During this time, I will be working on a new theme/interface for the site that will hopefully make it easier to maintain. I’ve already upgraded my website plan in order to make room for more photos (for the Saturday book feature) and to automate backups. I’m hoping this process goes smoothly, but you know how much fun “upgrading” tech can be. Wish me luck!

This year I will continue to post poems from the defunct quarterly archives as well as poems from the daily archives every Sunday. Each Saturday will feature a book and poem from a past contributor. I expect to go on hiatus once in a while, but rest assured that your spectacular poems and our community of poetry aficionados will keep Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY going for many years to come.

-Christine, editor

Best of the Net 2022 Nominations

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is delighted to announce the following poems have been nominated for Best of the Net 2022:

You will fall through the world on fire by James Diaz
This Virus, a Villanelle by Ann E. Wallace
Ukraine by Ed Hack
Truth is a Wall, Protects Nothing by Larina Warnock
All Night I Harvest Your Name by Martin Willitts Jr.
Advice from a Bat by Michael T. Young

Year in Review: 2021 Stats

I would like to thank everyone who reads Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY, and all the poets who’ve sent their work to me over the years. I never guessed I would be doing this for so long when I began publishing Autumn Sky Poetry back in March 2006 as a quarterly ezine. There have been several long hiatuses and a few times I thought I might quit publishing altogether, but the quality of work I receive on a daily basis keeps me going. The stats for 2021 are truly impressive and have exceeded every other prior year:

  • Total views: 52,107 (average 4342 per month)
  • Total visitors: 21, 434 (average 1786 per month)
  • Likes: 1781
  • Comments: 359

This year I intend to keep posting poems from the defunct quarterly archives every Sunday. And though I will probably go on a few breaks here and there, rest assured that your spectacular poems and our community of poetry aficionados will keep Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY going for many years to come.

-Christine, editor

Pushcart 2021 Nominations

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is delighted to announce the following poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021:

Kabul by Greg Watson

Love Under Threat of Cancer by Larina Warnock

Sheena’s Sestina by Jake Sauls

Drowning Stroke by Ciaran Parkes

Boats Sailing in Uncharted Territory by Martin Willitts Jr.

When My Mother Forgets the Word for Dahlia by Robin Turner

Best of the Net 2021 Nominations

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is delighted to announce the following poems have been nominated for Best of the Net 2021:

White Paper on Blue Stationery by Janice D. Soderling
The Transfer by Greg Watson
Enjoying Nature During a Pandemic While the World Burns by Katie Manning
On The Seven Canonical Hours by Christine Potter
When My Mother Forgets the Word for Dahlia by Robin Turner
Seaside Pentina for a Chinese Painter by Marly Youmans

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is OPEN to submissions

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY has reopened to submissions.

Dear Poets: Daily poems will resume when I have poems to post, ideally starting June 1, 2021.

Here are the guidelines:

1. Send ONE poem in the body of an email to autumnskypoetryeditor@gmail.com with SUBMISSION in subject heading (no cover letter).

2. Response time is one week via publication. If your poem doesn’t appear online within one week, consider it rejected.

No formal acceptance or rejection (email, paper airplane, aural hallucination) will be sent. Read Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY for one week from the date of your submission and you will find out if your poem was chosen for publication when it either does or doesn’t appear online.

3. Include links to your website, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (please, no bio).

4. Reprints and previously published poems are welcome.

5. Poets retain copyright. Poems remain online indefinitely.

6. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.

7. There is no payment for contributors.

8. If submitting a formal poem, please feel free to include the name of the form (sestina, quatina, prose poem, etc.).

9. I do NOT accept art submissions. Occasionally I will solicit artwork if I’m feeling inspired.

Questions? Try my FAQ page.

Sincerely, Christine

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Bugs in the blog

Please disregard the earlier post/email. WordPress (which I use to run Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY) froze up and then barfed all over my computer as I was scheduling posts for this week. My apologies.

-Christine, editor