There were no new participants this time, all regulars. Special thanks to minor_architect for running the linkbacks perk this time. I've reposted "Winter Apples" (Fiorenza the Wisewoman) on my blog.
We've reached the $150 goal for a free series poem.
[EDIT 11/9/11] This fishbowl has sold out! You can read ALL the poems.
Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the November 1, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"All You Can Eat"
"Dancing in Rain and Sun"
"The Four Humours" (NEW series: The Steamsmith)
"The Funny Farm"
"In Good Cause" (The Ocracies)
"How Skycat Got Her Name"
"Jest in Fun"
"The Other Truck" (Monster House)
"Overdrive" (rude limerick)
"Pranks and Shenanigans"
"The Steamsmith" (NEW series: The Steamsmith)
"Third Road Signs"
"A Topsy-Turvy World"
"wadding" (The Origami Mage)
"The Wizard Who Did Windows" (NEW series: Practical Magics)
Also, both open epics -- "Igor's Creature" and "Will Not" -- have been fully funded, so you can read them in complete form now.
Notice that there are two new series! The Steamsmith series is brand-new this month, beginning with two poems. It is steampunk set in an otherworldly London, featuring a black hera who is an expert with steamworks, and while the principles of scientific method hold true, the information revealed differs greatly from the physics and biology of our world. Steampunk is a genre that I rarely write, so I'm excited about exploring new territory; please forward widely to steampunk fans, because they probably haven't seen my work before.
Practical Magics is following up on a character introduced in an earlier fishbowl, Jenina, who does low magic for everyday purposes. She invents spells in the "hearth witch" or "kitchen witch" field. Sometimes it's the littlest things that make the biggest difference. So if you're sick of stories where the gee-whiz magic distracts from the characters and events, look here. This series still has its first poem available for sale, "Wipeout."
Buy Some Poetry!
All currently sponsored poems have been posted. Prompters have been sent private copies of their unsold poems.
Thus far the November donors include: the_vulture, marina_bonomi, rix_scaedu, janetmiles, aldersprig, and laffingkat. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.
The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.