William James

working class poetry // punk rock performance

June 21, 2015


Dear William, 

Thank you for sending us "four poems (William James)," but unfortunately we’ve decided not to publish any of these pieces. I'm sorry that's it's bad news. We work hard to consider every poem fairly and carefully, with both Megan and I each reading everything separately, but we're whittling 100,000 a year down to the 150 that we publish, so bad news is an inevitable part of it. That doesn't mean we aren't grateful that you shared your work with us. 

We're happy to read submissions any time, year-round—regular submissions are always free, and we pay all contributors. So hopefully we’ll always be at the top of your list for places to send new poems. 

Best Wishes, 


 (Rejection streak: 2) 

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