A Rant About Submitting to Publications

I don’t know about you, but I am awfully tired of the Merry-go-round that publications have us on!!  I’ve been fortunate enough to have several of my pieces published.  All of them online forums, nothing in print.  I keep submitting, but it’s SO frustrating!!

You write from your heart.  You’ve poured your soul onto the page.  You’re sure that THIS one is the jewel that will finally be in print.  You proof and edit until your piece is perfect.  You select THE perfect place for it to appear.  You send your precious baby out into the webisphere to be critiqued, analyzed and criticized.  You wait and wait and WAIT, patiently for a response.  Until one day, you receive that email that says, once again, that (they are very sorry, but) this piece was not chosen for publication.

This is all well and good.  I DO understand that maybe that piece was not for them, they didn’t like it, whatever the case may be.  I can handle that.  What GETS my dander up Continue reading “A Rant About Submitting to Publications”

Badge of Honor

I received another “Badge of Honor” yesterday.  For those of you that are not putting yourself through this self-torture and don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to a Rejection Letter.

I’ve been submitting my poems to various Literary Journals and I’ve had a few pieces accepted. It’s nothing to write home about yet, but I keep submitting and keep writing.

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