I have also been grappling with what to submit to In Case of Emergency Press. What would you consider your best poem or story? The one you would keep in case everything else were destroyed? That is a deep question, but I am having a hard time deciding. They do take previously printed work, but I think my best poem is “Jesucristo Santifícanos” and the short story, I don’t know. They are all so different. Maybe I haven’t written it, yet.
I posed the question on Facebook, and the answers were varied:
One friend said it should spark joy.
Another said to pick the story I’ve reread the most times.
My friend Brett suggested I choose the one with multiple meanings.
All of these are great suggestions. Perhaps the best short story should be the one you would enjoy reading under the worst conditions and that you can continue writing in the sand. Argh. Well, I have my poem down, I think. Stay tuned.
Wait, “The Invitation.” That is the one. I could do better, and maybe, that is why I am having a hard time choosing.
Well, I am punking out. I had a lot of meetings, and it’s time to read and rest.
Write, like the world is ending. #barrioblues