Poets, how are your submissions going? I have twenty submissions out there, and three were short manuscripts. The rest were single poem submissions. Two contest submissions.
Hope it’s going well.
Next up, I’d love to have a discussion about writing poetry–poetry tips, perhaps?
I really need to write more poetry, not submit as much. But I am not getting any younger!
Thanks for reading, and good luck.
Just found these old nature photos. What a lovely time of year for color!
I certainly do not (as yet!), but perhaps you have the winning poem you could submit here: Rattle Poetry Prize.
Rattle publishes find modern poetry, and has many chances for poets to submit with no reading fee. This major poetry prize is their chance to highlight one outstanding poem and poet, while also helping to fund the Rattle Magazine and all of its other awards, publications, and prizes.
I’m a better teacher than poet, so I don’t mind saying, it’s not me going to win something like this. But perhaps it could be you.
The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.
Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2017 we published 20 poems that had been submitted to the contest from just over 4,000 entries.
Go on, check it out. Fine poetry and many opportunities to publish there: on their several Facebook pages, in their online magazine, and in print.
Or this–perhaps your competitive nature comes out from time to time. If so, it may be worth the submission fee.
Good luck, and thanks for reading.