My Blue Muse

Welcome to the poetic home of the writer and poet P.J.Taylor. Please take time to read some of her work or the journal of her writing life. Below you will find news of her latest credits:

July 2005          

One of PJ's poems is to be included in the Family Poems Anthology entitled: FAMILY MATTERS: POEMS OF OUR FAMILIES set to appear in late October (200+ pages, 100 poets) to be published by Bottom Dog Press.

February 2005          

River Oak Review will publish the poem A Mother's Plea to the Sketch Artist in an upcoming issue.

January 2005          

Haight Ashbury Literary Review have accepted two of PJ's poems for their next issue: In America and Green Card.

December 2004          

California Quarterly will reprint The Mice and the Lemon Tree.

October 2004          

Poetalk accepted the poem Becoming a Ghost for future publication.

September 2004          

Calyx just let PJ know that they will be publishing her poem Buzz of the Yellow Jacket in their upcoming 2005 Winter or Summer issue.

August 2004          

All Things Girl has just published PJ's short short story Waiting into Twilight in their August/September 2004 Being a Girl issue.

Long Story Short: A Women's Writing Showcase has accepted five of PJ's poems (Ouija Board, Pin Curl Instruction, Disconnected, Orbit, and On Switching Address Books). Two will be published in August and three in September.

Also, Tar Wolf Review has accepted the poem The Mice and the Lemon Tree to appear in their summer issue due out this month.

July 2004          

Salt River Review accepted two of PJ's short fiction pieces Mausoleum and The Gathering Chorus.

June 2004          

Rearview Quarterly has accepted the poem If I Had Prayed for their spring/summer 2004 issue.

"Hope at the Door" is now up at insolent rudder.

May 2004          

Kalliope: a journal of women's literature and art has just been released containing two of PJ's poems; Running Away to Vegas and Shortcut Across the Rez.

April 2004          

PJ has had two poems accepted by The Storyteller. Father, I Do Remember will appear in the July/August/September issue and On Sunday in the October/November/December issue.

PJ's poem Rope Swing is now up in the latest issue of Rock Salt Plum.

PJ's poems are now up in the latest issue of Small Spiral Notebook.

March 2004          

A micro fiction piece PJ wrote called "Fortunate Cookie" will be included in the ezine The Hallow in the middle of the month.

Three new poems of PJ's have been accepted by Small Spiral Notebook. Look for "A Mess Close Up," "Letter to Occupant," and "The Opposite of Spoons," in their Spring edition this year.

February 2004          

A flash fiction piece PJ wrote has just been accepted by the ezine insolent rudder. "Hope at the Door" will be in their June issue.

January 2004          

PJ is getting back to work and submitting. She received an acceptance from Rock Salt Plum Poetry Review. They will publish her poem Rope Swing in their March issue. PJ is also very flattered that they mention her poem To Jen, Who Died this Winter as one of their favorite poems.

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