Saturday, June 5, 2010

What should I call it friends?

Okay, so here's the situation.

You know how I said on Tuesday that I submitted to ISFN Publishing? Do you remember? I got an email back from them saying it needed to be tweeked before they would consider it ready for publication. One of the things that needs to be changed is the title.

When I originally wrote the poem, I didn't title it at all. Then, to send it off for publication, I figured it needed to have a title so I chose "Her name is Muse."

I have three ideas for a new title:

1. “Paper and Dreams”
2. “Faded Paper”
3. “Faded like Paper and Dreams.”

Which one do you like the best?

Maybe you are thinking to yourself, "I need to actually read the poem before I make a decision." Email me, and I'll send it to you.


Keith Wilson said...

I love Faded like Paper and Dreams.

They won't publish a poem until you change the title? I'd change it, of course, but I can't imagine caring as an editor, unless the title is cliche or just really awful.

Congrats though!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Oh, I'll change it to, without hesitation. It wasn't just the title, but that was the biggest change (in my mind).
I believe they wanted the change because it was too cliche, but I'm not sure.

Thanks you.

Ms. M. Hudson said...

“Faded like Paper and Dreams”

I like this title for two reasons: it is lifted from the poem itself and it gets at the heart of the piece. Unless you take a slightly different route -- "Neglected Dream" -- with a title that is not a line in the poem. However, "Faded like Paper and Dreams" has a poetic feel to it.

Either way, congratulations, Evelyn!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

I do like "Faded like Paper and Dreams" because it is the "conflict" in the poem, but the other title was also lifted from the poem, and I wasn't sure if that was the reason why they didn't like it...we shall see how it goes.

I can't breathe until I find out. Who knows if they decide ultimately that they still don't want it, but I'll think positively.


evelyn.n.alfred said...

I can breathe again. They accepted it, with title #1.