Jim Trainer

diamonds in the Dark

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

Dear Solo poet,

Our editors enjoyed reading your submission. But here is the not so good news. Your work was not selected for this issue.

That said, the good news is that we spent time with your poems. We read them outloud. We talked about them several times. We cared about your poems.

And we invite you to submit new poems to the next issue when the submissions open in Summer, 2011. Being familiar with your poems helps us look for your work next time.

We understand that you take a risk to submit just three poems and perhaps fifty great ones didn’t get sent. Send us more in our next submission cycle. And remember, we are a theme-centric journal looking for work that speaks to our times with a sense of urgency and strong voice. We consider how poems work together to bear energy and story.

Thanks for the opportunity to consider your work.

Best,

managing editor

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