Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The submissions process

Timothy Green, poet and editor of the always excellent Rattle, has posted this essay about the huge number of poetry submissions to magazines. It makes some great points, and picks up on something I've been thinking about recently.

That is, he points out what should be obvious, really - that even great poets don't write exclusively great poems, but that it's the tendency to assume that they do that can make it hard for new poets to break into established publications. Rattle, I should add, is a magazine that always shows the benefit of Timothy having used the principles he sets out here.

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