“Brine” Accepts “Origami People”

I’m excited to announce that one of my poems, Origami People, has been accepted for the The Pickling Poet’s online quarterly publication, Brine, due out in May. But wait, there’s more!

With each pickle or jam purchase customers will receive a selected contributor poem printed on high quality paper. My poem will also be included, randomly, with orders of artisan pickles and jam The Pickling Poet sends out. And, if the The Pickling Poet likes my poem enough, it may be selected for an anthology they will publish annually.

Origami People is a pantuom I wrote that compares a certain type of person to being folded from yesterday’s news. I love origami. The sharp folds define it. The creations are angular and easily torn, but we treat them carefully to let them keep their shape.

I think everyone knows someone that is sharp and full of gossip. They are quick to criticize, but if the tables turn they crumple. We tend to let this person slip in and out of our lives without much impact. Like a paper creation, they carry little weight. They are “origami people.”

Keep an eye on this new company with some interesting ideas. I just made my first order from The Pickling Poet, so I look forward to sharing the experience here. Submissions are now closed for this issue of Brine, but there will be another submission call soon. I will keep you posted.

Order Pickling Poet gourmet goods here.

Read the original submission call here.

Read my post about the Pickling Poet here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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2 Responses to “Brine” Accepts “Origami People”

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Congratulations, Angela! There was a coffee company that bought flash fiction for its cans — Bruce and I sold a couple to it, but I think they went out of business. Anyway hope BRINE doesn’t fold shop! Great going!

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