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May 6th, 2019, 06:57 PM
TITLE - The Nightcrawlers: Voyage to Ghenesis

GENRE - Narrative Poetry (Speculative, mostly Free Verse)

WORD COUNT - 2500~ (29 pages, 23 poems total)

BLURB - The Nightcrawlers embark on a lyrical voyage through the universe, across several planets, and into the heart of the stars.

AUDIENCE DESCRIPTION - fans of lyric poetry, outer space, and surreal/imaginative/spiritual journeys

EXPECTATIONS - feedback on coherence, quality of individual poems, general flow of the entire series (including appropriateness of quotes and section breaks), ability of reader to follow the story (is it too subtle? Not subtle enough?), and any glaring flaws or small nits

TIMESCALE - up to 3 months, but it should not take more than a couple weeks to read

AVAILABLE FORMATS - Google Drive document, Word document, pdf file, mailed hard copy

OTHER INFORMATION - As it is a poetry series, the poems are meant to be read in order even when they don’t hold to a strict narrative the way that fiction would. I use the umbrella term “speculative” because it is technically fantasy but uses sci-fi tropes (being set in space, for example). Stylistically there are similarities to T. S. Eliot and Antonio Machado; some inspirations include the novel A Voyage to Arcturus (David Lindsay) and the band A Hill to Die Upon.

November 11th, 2019, 07:17 AM
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Contact me through PM, I will give you an email address.

Doc or PDF if possible.