Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

  • Mood:

One of the markets that Kelly Link mentioned at Clarion was 3rd Bed. (The name is a reference to Plato's metaphysics.) I looked at their site, and was amused by some of their guidelines:

• 3rd bed does not publish domestic, gritty, or confessional realism, or any mode of writing which might be classified as such. We receive much excellent realist work, and have to turn it down as it is not appropriate for us. This is no comment on the quality of the work, but simply an expression of our concentration as a journal.

• Stories which take place in bars or which appear to be written to demonstrate a young writer's familiarity with copulation will not be read beyond the first mention of copulation or the bar.

• We are unlikely to publish poems which demonstrate Eternal Truths about God, Love, Death, Television, the Problem with Men, and/or the Problem with Women.

• While we are looking for "experimental" work, "experimental" does not just mean "shocking." 


meaning: simple, brief, letter

簡単な == kantan na == simple
書簡 == shokan == letter, epistle

Top radical is 'bamboo' (竹), indicating a bamboo tablet used for writing. Bottom radical is 'space' (間). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Space left on simple and brief bamboo letter.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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