Coming off of several of my own posts about the process of submitting your work (and then thankfully being accepted!) I feel like this is an awesome post to share today. You don’t know how many times I’ve heard that advice to put that one odd poem in your submission. I have to remember to keep trying that.
It pretty much fascinates me that the “weird poem” that I’m not sure about is often the one accepted. Also fascinating that this has helped me to rethink my own evaluation of my work. Thanks for sharing this!
I’ve heard some great stories about the ‘weird’ or ‘unexpected’ poems being the ones to make it. It’s definitely a good thing to read and research the journals you are sending your work to in order to see if your work might be a good fit, but it’s so worth sending an odd one or two as well. You never know what will spark an editor into loving your work!
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