You have $15 to spend. There is one $5 poem: "Ghost in the Screen." There are two $10 poems: "Friendly Whispers" and "Overlooked." There are two $15 poems: "Visitations" and "We've Got It Covered." Thumbnails for these are in the unsold poetry post. There are also four open epics: "The Accidental Hero" needs $15 to be fully funded; $5 would reveal two new verses. "Igor's Creature" needs $39.50 to be fully funded; $5 would reveal one new verse. "Restoration" needs $15 to be fully funded; $5 would reveal one new verse. "Will Not" needs $64 to be fully funded; $5 would reveal one new verse.
How would you like to distribute the funds?
If a $10 poem is to be published, which one do you want?
If a $15 poem is to be published, which one do you want?
If $5 goes into epic poetry, which poem should get it?
If all $15 goes into epic poetry, how would you like to distribute it?
New activity was very enthusiastic this time. Welcome new prompters DW user whatawaytoburn, DW user jjhunter, lilfluff, e_scapism101, ariestess, viva_la_topknot, ravan, rix_scaedu, clare_dragonfly, and mdlbear. You have them to thank for the extra freebie poem. Linkbacks also went well, completing the perk poem "Salt and Pepper," which I have reposted in full on my blog. Thanks to aldersprig for running the perk post, and to my_partner_doug for running the ticker, during the fishbowl this month
We reached the $200 goal for an extra series fishbowl. The poll selected Monster House as the series. The mid-month fishbowl will take place on Tuesday, October 18. Everyone is eligible to participate.
Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the October 2011 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:'
"Ghosts of Fur and Feather"
"A Haunting of Walls"
"Haunts of History"
"Hollow Eve" (Monster House)
"Slippers in the Sky"
"With His Boots On"
Also, the epic "From the Free City" has been completed and "The Accidental Hero" has many new verses.
Buy Some Poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, read the list of unsold poems from October. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.
The currently sponsored poems have all been posted. Backchannel copies of the rest have been sent to the various prompters. You can go vote in the generally sponsored poetry poll.
The October perk-post is "Literary Mood." We had a lot of donors this month: Steven Laird, fireun, marina_bonomi, rix_scaedu, mdlbear, technomage, clare_dragonfly, tuftears, janetmiles, laffingkat, the_vulture, ladyqkat, lilfluff, and Shirley & Anthony Barrette. Welcome to new donors Steven Laird, fireun, rix_scaedu, clare_dragonfly, and lilfluff. They're partly responsible for the extra freebie poem. Thank you all for your support.
The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.