For much of 2018 I struggled with wanting to share my work but not wanting to spend any time, energy, or money with submissions.
Every time I looked at one my poems I thought about sending it out for two or three months to be read by, in most cases, someone I didn’t know and to be included in a journal in which the chances of me encountering someone who had read my poem in that specific journal were not very high.
I began only submitting to places where I knew the editors.
Then I thought why not just publish my poems online. On my own space.
That thought led to another.
I’d been reading this book about comics called Why Comics? and many of the underground comics writers would give their work away (or they sold it for very little). The idea that they liked what they made and wanted to share it with anyone who wanted it struck me hard.
It’s what I want.
You can read my work here. And even sign up to get books I print in the mail. That also requires time, energy, money so it won’t happen frequently. About once a year maybe.