I have only been at Glossy News a relatively short time; at least as editor. The site was running for a long time before I came here. Right now, I just want to clarify our current policy on images.
First of all, Glossy News adhere very strictly to our responsibilities on copyright. This is not because we are stuffy or pedantic or legalistic, but because we are realists. This is fundamentally about the survival of the site. Just one out of court settlement of $10 000 plus is enough to sink the site.
Glossy News has plenty of room for poetry: serious poetry, yes, but especially satire! Or sometimes even serious (i.e. sober satire).
Email the managing editor on email@example.com if you want to contribute.
Here are a few ideas to set you off:
The Knives of Athenry
The Satirist has some very high quality satire indeed, so even to have been published there twice feels good.
The poem doesn’t feel good though. It’s a rewriting of a famous Irish folk song.
My wish is that it may be seen to capture some of the pain and anguish and bittersweet hopefulness of the original
By a lonely Irish ward, I heard an infant wailing
“Mammy, they said they’re taking me away,
For the people repealed the 8th
To be cut in pieces is my fate
Mammy, save me, or I’ll never see the light of day!”
Utterly horrific, and not exactly the ‘funny’ kind of satire, to say the least.
I don’t know how many Sikh readers we have, but I would hope we have quite a few! Recently, it was the birthday of Guru Nanak, the first of the ten Sikh gurus; also the first of the nine human gurus (this is interesting; if you are not a Sikh, you can research this!)
We at Glossy News wish our Sikh friends well, and we hope your humane and noble faith will continue to shine a little light on our darkened world!
Burn worldly love,
Rub the ashes and make ink of it,
Make the heart the pen,
The intellect the writer,
Write that which has no end or limit