Rejection Slips

I found a stash of rejections slips from my first attempt at being a poet in the mid-80s to early 90s. I’d like to share the ones from @NimrodJournal, @BPJTweets, and The Threepenny Review¬† instead of actually writing tonight.

I kind of miss those days. The wait times were longer and simultaneous submissions weren’t the norm, but responses only arrived once a day. There was also a visceral sense of accomplishment available when you looked at your pile of rejection slips that just can’t be duplicated with email and Submittable.

I don’t think I ever tried Nimrod again.

Presses vs. Journals

Is it just me, or is waiting to hear from presses about a chapbook submission completely different than waiting to hear from journals about a submission of a packet of individual poems?

Plath 1956

One of the joys of slowly working my way through Plath’s The Collected Poems is finding unfamiliar (at least to me) gems like this.

Stone Age Tech

I’m not saying I’m old or anything, but I recently came across the package of stuff my first ISP set me when I signed up for internet access. This was included (four floppies)…