Toss into the bright waterSend out your poems. Don't be afraid. It'll make you better.Toss into the bright water by antonfrost
Send something out everyday. Spare yourself the sense of never doing enough by at least doing something.
You may regret the feeling that comes from rejection, but you won't regret the action that brought you to it.
Don't fold up when they turn you away. Unfold even harder.
Think "how DARE they?" then open a slightly larger, slightly richer vein when you next sit down to write.
You'll think "i'll show them," but really you'll be showing yourself.
It'll make you better. Trust me.
Here is the link to the Poets & Writers database of magazines that I use. http://www.pw.org/literary_magazines
I have about 140 poems out right now, to 40 places. Along with a manuscript out to half a dozen publishers.
Magazines, fellowships, prizes. There are so many chances, so much lightning is flashing.
As an "Emerging Writer", I send out about 50 poems a month, to maybe two dozen places.
Which comes to getting publishe
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