Wednesday, August 29, 2012

dreadful, shameful plug: PMP's "asuang" issue, sold out; among the sales are contributors' copies

i think i have burned a lot of bridges. enough bridges to make me think twice of burning another. there are still debts left unpaid. from individuals. even from institutions. i also have debts i am yet to pay. but i am resolved that i will pay them. beating around the bush is over. let us get to the point while i remain pissed at my bag being soaked despite the preparation i thought was enough, fvcking weather, anyway, so, here goes whatever goes:

upon knowing that my prose poem was chosen for publication, i felt the usual feeling of giggly victory of my work being approved by people other than besties. so, "Litanya ng Matandang Ulopong" made it to the "asuang" issue of paper monster press. wait. "Ulopong." well, the spelling is accepted but it does not hit the spot, the sound is, er, an eyesore. "Ulopong." and, besides, i did not commit the typographical error as "Litanya ng Matandang Ulupong" was the title upon my submission. thinking that there might be a reason behind the edit, i inquired and found out that it is a mistake. but it remained uncorrected. fun. plus, my artwork was modified for the cover. fun. so, i implied in another post how impossibly pissed i am. then, i let it pass. inhale. exhale. relax. if zen may be invoked w sotto and the trapos and the circus of happenings, then this peeve shall pass.

until. i inquired of the complimentary copy. something that this small press promised contributors, those whose works shall be accepted for publication. in fact, they have a call for submission for their "firestarter" issue. go. try your luck. submit. and i quote: "The deadline is on September 30, 2012. Contributors get 1 complimentary copy + a warm fuzzy feeling of seeing their name on print. ;)" below the cut is my exchange through personal message with PMP editor ayn frances dela cruz. i could tell based on-- well, once you exchanged messages, you will know how one writes, right? so, here, see for yourself, use discourse analysis if you may and decide whether you will put your work through their lenses and have your work published with-- i dont know. you find out:


june 20 | Tilde Acuña
salamat ho! nga pala, bat naging "ulopong"? bagamat tanggap ang parehong ispelling (mas common nga at mas nababasa ko ang "ulupong"), mukha ho kasing mas maganda ang tunog at mas sinasambit ang "ulupong"? ayun lang po! at, nga pala, mukang maganda nga yung mungkahing magconsign sa cubao expo? para rin siguro mas madali makakuha ang mga nasa NCR ng contributor's copies.

june 20 | Paper Monster Press
e, ano yung ulopong? hehehe. oo maganda nga yung mungkahi na yun. ;)

june 20 | Tilde Acuña
malaking ahas--viper, cobra. yung nasa post ho kasi ninyo e "Litanya ng Matandang Ulopong," yung sa orihinal ho, "Litanya ng Matandang Ulupong" iyon.

june 20 | Paper Monster Press
ay ganun po ba? pasensiya na, mali na naman. hahahhahahahhahahhahaha. rawr! ochi. ;)

july 11 | Tilde Acuña
hello po. for the 4th time na ata ito. ulupong po. sa events page, ganun din. sana hindi ulopong sa print. sa dinami dami ng typo na hindi naman po sa akin nagmula, sa pamagat pa.

august 29 | Tilde Acuña
dear pmp. pakitabi ang aming compli. kung ayus lang, gusto ko yung parang orange-ish na cover sana, if itsokay.

august 29 | Paper Monster Press
sold-out. sorry. ^_^

august 29 | Tilde Acuña
pero magpiprint ulit? malamang?

august 29 | Paper Monster Press
kung may pera

august 29 | Tilde Acuña
a, wala palang sure complimentary copies ang contributors?

august 29 | Paper Monster Press
i suppose you could look at it that way. but that's what the launchings are for. we hope our contributors go to the launchings to get their compli copies. ^_^

august 29 | Tilde Acuña
eh??
you changed the title of my poem. you used an edited version of my drawing. i dont get a copy. thank you. more power.
i'll warn others, then.

august 29 | Paper Monster Press
wow. more power tilde. ^_^

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