A glimmer of hope for poets

The blog site Submittable sympathizes with you – even a Genius Award winner took 30 years to get a poem to be accepted by The New Yorker.   Another widely published and honored poet got two poems accepted by Poetry in a ten-year stretch.  “Partly, this is a numbers game. Rattle, for instance, provides submissions statistics on their website—they receive 120,000 poems per year, of which they only publish 250.”  I sympathize with you also.  Keep trying.  “So with the unreachables out of the way, where can poets and writers find venues for their work?”  Submittable has a list of 10 possible alternatives to Poetry, Threepenny Review or The New Yorker.  Number 11, send your poetry to Event Horizon.

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