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Give Lit for the Holidays!

November 21, 2010

Yesterday, while in the mall, I overheard a sales clerk say, “See you back here next week on Black Friday!” And, I thought, it’s Thanksgiving next week!

That means the holiday shopping season is on us. I know, some of you have already bought all of your presents but not me. Why? Well, I don’t have that many to buy and I’ve become fascinated with watching people shop on days like Black Friday. I’m a regular mall walker, so the new influx of shoppers messes up my flow a bit but it is fun to pick out the: Husband who has no idea what to buy, the power Grandma shopper, the kid who got their gift cards early . . .

But, I digress. What I am hear to talk about is what a terrific gift literature can make for the holidays. I’m gearing up for a post on my own blog with specific suggestions, but here is the blog I made last year. The list goes through some poetry, fiction, non-fiction and even books on writing, but you know what is missing from that list? A separate section for literary magazines. I do mention a few magazines but I want to really promote the idea of purchasing magazine subscriptions for Christmas gifts.

When you purchase just a book or gift card, that is a one-time gift. When you purchase a subscription, you’re giving something that will come quarterly, twice a year etc. And, unlike the pie-of-the-month-club, a literary magazine won’t make you fat…well…maybe unless there is a particular sad poem that makes you really, really, really need a piece of chocolate.

The only issue with giving a subscription is that you need to know what the person might like. I say: ask them. As I noted in the blog post I mentioned above, readers love to talk about what they are reading. You could also check out their shelves or have one of their children or significant others do that for you. What do they already subscribe to? What is comparable? Could you extend a subscription? Is there something you have read that blew you away and you know you just had to gift that same magazine to your friend? (Like 32 poems!)

You may wonder if you’ll have your lit mag in time to wrap it for the holiday. When you order the subscription, send a message to the publisher and ask for a back issue (or current issue) to be sent to you so you can wrap that issue and note that the subscription is coming. You could also visit a copy shop and have an inexpensive color picture of the magazines website or cover printed so you can enclose that in an envelope with a card for your gift recipient or along with a nice piece of chocolate (again, I know, the chocolate). Other ideas fair readers?

I’ve been the recipient of two different literary magazine subscriptions and for a poet/adjunct English teacher, having someone else spend the money on a magazine really is a gift. Maybe even a nice enough surprise that you, the gift giver, will find yourself under the mistletoe . . .

(stop by Jessie’s blog on 11-22-10 for this year’s holiday shopping guide. We love people who leave other suggestions in comments)

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November 1, 2010
12:35 am 32poems: #Poetparty starts in 25 minutes. Hope to see you there. cc @robertleebrewer
12:54 am 32poems: See you at #poetparty tonight 9 pm ET? @stephkarto @poetic_line @mrsmetaphor @evelynnalfred @theamericanpoet @eireannoir #poettalk
12:57 am ClickWisdom: RT @32poems: See you at #poetparty tonight 9 pm ET? #poettalk
12:59 am 32poems: Are you using Hootsuite, TweetDeck, or something else to follow the #poetparty tonight?
1:00 am 32poems: Welcome to the 2nd #poetparty chat. These happen Sun @ 9 pm ET. I’m Deborah from 32 Poems. @robertleebrewer from Writer’s Digest joins me.
1:00 am 32poems: @theamericanpoet Late is a-okay fine. That’s one fantastic thing about Tweet chats. People can come and go. #poetparty
1:00 am 32poems: Who is here for the #poetparty tonight? Please say hi and be sure to use the #poetparty hashtag so you are prt of the conversation.
1:01 am lisajanicecohen: @32poems Happy halloween #poetparty peeps! We’re still getting trick or treaters, so I’ll catch you next go round.
1:01 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer Thank you for being a guest tonight. Please introduce yourself to the #poetparty assembled here! cc @notellmotel
1:02 am EvelynNAlfred: @32poems Present. Boo. #poetparty
1:02 am robertleebrewer: @32poems I’m here and excited to #poetparty with everyone!
1:04 am robertleebrewer: @32poems @notellmotel Hello #poetparty! I’m the editor of Poet’s Market, run the Poetic Asides blog & am co-Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere
1:04 am PattiN: #poetparty hey poet people!
1:05 am 32poems: @pattin Hi there. Welcome to the #poetparty and please ask questions if you have them.
1:06 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer Q1: What do you think is important for poets to know when looking for the right place to publish? #poetparty
1:06 am robertleebrewer: Also, just in time for #poetparty, new Otoliths is live with one of my poems: http://bit.ly/9jzTlX
1:06 am eireannoir: Hey hey hey #poetparty
1:06 am jgpoetry: #poetparty Here.
1:07 am 32poems: @evelynnalfred Welcome and “boo” to you. Hope we don’t scare you too much during the #poetparty tonight.
1:07 am juliejordanscot: Wow – what a grand way to spend part of Halloween! Greetings to my fellow poets. Emma is watching the door while I am here! #poetparty
1:08 am danielnester: Q1 is a toughie. I suppose it means reading, acks pages of book you love, and figuring out where your work fits #poetparty
1:08 am 32poems: If you’re just joining in, we’re here at the #poetparty with @robertleebrewer who will talk about publishing & an unusual chapbook contest.
1:08 am shannpalmer: @32poems #poetparty Boo to You!!
1:09 am robertleebrewer: @32poems A1: Starting out, poets should find poets who write in similar styles. #poetparty & then, submit to places that publish those poets
1:09 am jgpoetry: #poetparty what publishers like and more importantly don’t like. I try to get to know what poems the publisher accepts before submitting.
1:10 am robertleebrewer: @DanielNester Yes, I think reading (a lot) is very important to IDing good matches. #poetparty Even then, there’s going to be rejections.
1:10 am 32poems: @memali Good evening. I see your tweet in my “home” feed. What are you using to follow the convo? Hootsuite or ___? #poetparty
1:11 am verylikeawhale: #poetparty Hi all – wonderful to be here. Saw your tweet, Marie Elizabeth!
1:11 am robertleebrewer: A1: I’d also say that just the act of submitting teaches a lot to poets new to trying to publish their work. #poetparty
1:11 am 32poems: @shannpalmer joins us in the #poetparty tonight. She’s missing Dexter for this @robertleebrewer so feel loved. LOL
1:12 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer — @jgpoetry wants to know what publishers like and don’t like… #poetparty
1:12 am robertleebrewer: @32poems I always feel lucky when @shannpalmer is around! :) #poetparty or not!
1:13 am 32poems: RT @danielnester: Q1 is a toughie. I suppose it means reading, acks pages of book you love, and figuring out where your work fits #poetparty
1:13 am shannpalmer: @robertleebrewer #poetparty aw, thanks!
1:13 am 32poems: @danielnester That’s good advice about reading ACK pgs of books you love to find the rt markets. #poetparty
1:13 am danielnester: @robertleebrewer Ah, the rejections. Yes. Just got two last week. Yay. #poetparty
1:14 am robertleebrewer: @32poems @jgpoetry #poetparty I don’t want to speak to specific publishers, but they do like poets to follow their submission guidelines.
1:14 am CollinKelley: Hello, all. I am tardy for the #poetparty
1:14 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer Q2: What is the question people ask you most about publishing? And then, can you answer that for us? #poetparty
1:15 am jgpoetry: #poetparty sorry I meant to add A1 to my last tweet.
1:15 am verylikeawhale: @CollinKelley Hi Collin #poetparty
1:16 am 32poems: #poetparty folks: When replying to a Q pls number it using A1, A2 in response to Q1, Q2, etc. I forgot to say that before. =-)
1:16 am thestorialist: @DanielNester @robertleebrewer There should be rejection calisthenics. How to strengthen those muscles. A rejection celebration? #poetparty
1:17 am jgpoetry: @danielnester @robertleebrewer I look at rejections as opportunities. #poetparty
1:17 am CollinKelley: @verylikeawhale Hello Nic, @32poems, @robertleebrewer, @danielnester, @shannpalmer and all you lovely poets at the #poetparty
1:17 am robertleebrewer: @32poems A2: Most asked question is probably, “What are publishers and agents looking for now?” #poetparty
1:17 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer Yes, that’s so true about reading/following guidelines. 32Poems can’t publish poems over 32 lines. #poetparty
1:18 am robertleebrewer: @32poems The answer is usually–and I’m serious–”great writing.” #poetparty Of course, great writing changes from publisher to publisher.
1:18 am jgpoetry: #poetparty @32poems I use twitter app for iPhone.
1:18 am 32poems: Just sent question 2 to @robertleebrewer Stay tuned for more at #poetparty
1:19 am Greg_Dyer: Howdy all. Just dropping in for #poetparty.
1:19 am shannpalmer: #poetparty A1 misspellings and misplaced commas are also sad reflections on poetry less cared for…
1:19 am 32poems: @danielnester Me too re: rejections. Every no is closer to a yes and all that jazz. #poetparty
1:19 am robertleebrewer: @thestorialist @danielnester Rejections are motivational for me. #poetparty I use them as revision opps.
1:20 am danielnester: @32poems I always say when you find places you love/read/subscribe, but also know your work won’t fit, that’s good. #poetparty
1:20 am readwritecook: Hello everyone. #poetparty
1:20 am EvelynNAlfred: MT @32poems Yes, that’s so true about reading/following guidelines. 32Poems can’t publish poems over 32 lines. #poetparty [Note to self.]
1:20 am 32poems: We hope to draw @mrsmetaphor out of her sugar coma to join us @ the #poetparty — hopeful.
1:21 am verylikeawhale: @robertleebrewer @thestorialist @danielnester Hannah my rejection calisthenic is writing to thank the rejecting editor. #poetparty
1:21 am 32poems: Welcome @collinkelley @jgpoetry @greg_dyer @juliejordanscott to the #poetparty
1:21 am CollinKelley: @robertleebrewer I don’t start revising a rejected poem until its had two or three rejects. Never on the first rejection. #poetparty
1:21 am robertleebrewer: @32poems I often tell writers that just following the directions is half the battle in submitting your work. #poetparty
1:21 am Greg_Dyer: As for my platform, I’m using Ubertweet on my BB. #poetparty
1:21 am 32poems: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems A2: Most asked question is probably, “What are publishers and agents looking for now?” #poetparty
1:21 am eireannoir: On the way back home and then changing out of my costume and then I’ll be with you #poetparty
1:22 am robertleebrewer: RT @danielnester: @32poems I always say when you find places you love/read/subscribe, but also know your work won’t fit, that’s good. #poetparty
1:22 am 32poems: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems The ans is usually–& I’m serious–”great writing.” #poetparty Of course, great writing chgs from pub to pub.
1:22 am thestorialist: @robertleebrewer Re: A2, funny how fixated we all (me too!) are on publications. Is it possible to shift our obsession? #poetparty
1:22 am mrsmetaphor: @32poems #poetparty Hooray for Eastern Time…I’m not in my sugar coma yet!
1:23 am shannpalmer: @CollinKelley #poetparty Really?? That’s pretty strong of you- I waffle under and rewrite immediately
1:23 am robertleebrewer: @CollinKelley Yeah, I don’t always revise on rejections. #poetparty But I always do take a look to see if I’m missing something obvious.
1:23 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer A2: The hard prt about explaining “great” writing is that, for me, I know it when I see it… (cont) #poetparty
1:24 am CollinKelley: @shannpalmer I think it’s pragmatic. Just because one editor doesn’t like it doesn’t mean the poem isn’t good. #poetparty
1:24 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer A2: And great writing is a visceral experience AND includes good grammar, punctuation as @shannpalmer noted. #poetparty
1:24 am LorneDaniel: @robertleebrewer @32poems Yes, there’s a necessary admin element to submitting #writing that we writers are reluctant to tackle. #poetparty
1:25 am robertleebrewer: @thestorialist I think it’s healthy to want to get your writing out there. #poetparty But don’t search for trends or fads.
1:25 am webbish6: Thanks for inviting me to the poetry party! I’ve brought apple cider and pumpkins! #poetparty
1:25 am thestorialist: @verylikeawhale That is delightful, Nic. I have thanked rejecting editors only occasionally. But a great practice/habit! #poetparty
1:25 am poet_poesie: RT @CollinKelley: @robertleebrewer I don’t start revising a rejected poem until its had two or three rejects. Never on the first rejection. #poetparty
1:25 am 32poems: @katrinavanden Want to join us for the #poetparty going on now?
1:25 am robertleebrewer: It’s always best to write to your passions. #poetparty Whether writing poetry, fiction or nonfiction.
1:26 am 32poems: @thestorialist Good question. To what should we shift our obsession? #poetparty #Writing maybe.
1:26 am robertleebrewer: RT @CollinKelley: @shannpalmer I think it’s pragmatic. Just because one editor doesn’t like it doesn’t mean the poem isn’t good. #poetparty
1:26 am jgpoetry: @robertleebrewer @collinkelley #poetparty I don’t rewrite til I get several rejects. But 1 reject is also an op just by studying poem.
1:27 am CollinKelley: I’m not nearly as obsessed with individual poems being accepted to literary magazines. #poetparty
1:27 am 32poems: @lornedaniel A2: Yes, I think the admin prt can be overwhelming for some. #poetparty
1:28 am verylikeawhale: can anyone define what constitutes a successful poem in 140 characters? #poetparty
1:28 am 32poems: RT @danielnester: @32poems I always say when you find places you love/read/subscribe, but know yr work won’t fit, that’s good. #poetparty
1:29 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer Q3: What is this November poetry project I?ve been hearing about? #poetparty
1:29 am thestorialist: @LorneDaniel fantastic point about admin work! I’d love to know how you manage submissions, @robertleebrewer / everyone? Excel? #poetparty
1:29 am webbish6: @CollinKelley I agree,it’s important to believe in your poems enough to not let a few rejections make you doubt it. Tastes differ #poetparty
1:29 am rmfenwick: Was recently accepted at NY Quarterly’s 1st tier, then rejected by full panel. Who is the 1st tier editor typically? #poetparty
1:29 am CollinKelley: @verylikeawhale I think a successful poem is one that moves you and you return to again and again. #poetparty
1:29 am robertleebrewer: Not sure if I’m allowed to ask the questions, but I wonder if anyone at #poetparty simultaneously submits poems.
1:29 am 32poems: @collinkelley A2: Sometimes, I’ve revised a poem by the time it comes back. #poetparty
1:30 am webbish6: @robertleebrewer I sim sub all the time. Too many places take too long to get back, if they get back at all… #poetparty
1:30 am EvelynNAlfred: @32poems @robertleebrewer If the guidelines aren’t followed, do the poems go straight into the “round file”? #poetparty
1:31 am 32poems: @webbish6 Thanks for stopping by. We’re talking about publication. #poetparty
1:31 am shannpalmer: @verylikeawhale #poetparty one that somebody likes enough to publish- that’s successful
1:31 am CollinKelley: @robertleebrewer I don’t simultaneously submit. It’s tempting, but ultimately could cause problems. #poetparty
1:31 am shannpalmer: @CollinKelley #poetparty that, too- a successful poem
1:32 am verylikeawhale: @CollinKelley that’s good. I think a successful poem reminds. Of some visceral thing you didn’t even know you had forgotten. #poetparty
1:33 am verylikeawhale: @shannpalmer that’s good! #poetparty
1:33 am robertleebrewer: @32poems A3: Ah, yes. The November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge begins tomorrow! Here’s a link: http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty
1:33 am 32poems: I’m not against sim subs, though we don’t allow them at 32P. John gets back to people fast! #poetparty
1:33 am jgpoetry: #poetparty @robertleebrewer I’ll take that as Q3. A3: if they allow simultaneous subs, I’m doing it.
1:33 am 32poems: RT @robertleebrewer: It’s always best to write to your passions. #poetparty Whether writing poetry, fiction or nonfiction.
1:33 am robertleebrewer: A3: Basically, poets write a poem each day in November based off prompt at Poetic Asides blog. #poetparty (cont…)
1:33 am shannpalmer: @robertleebrewer #poetparty I don’t usually simsub but I have in the past- I’m terrible about submitting though
1:34 am 32poems: @collinkelley Are you more interested in book pub then? #poetparty
1:34 am robertleebrewer: A3: Then, they assemble a 10-20 page chapbook of poetry in December & beginning of January. #poetparty Lots of fun & learning experience.
1:34 am 32poems: @verylikeawhale You ask an extremely tough question. re: Desc good poem in 140 char. #poetparty
1:34 am thestorialist: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems A3: Ah, yes. The November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge begins tomorrow! Here’s a link: http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty
1:35 am robertleebrewer: Actually @shannpalmer won the contest in the first year! #poetparty
1:35 am 32poems: @thestorialist I use Excel, 5 rows, title, time out, time in, name of mag to track subs. #poetparty
1:35 am CollinKelley: @32poems I have a full collection & every poem in it except one has been published. I’m kinda running on empty. #poetparty
1:36 am 32poems: RT @collinkelley I think a successful poem is one that moves you and you return to again and again. #poetparty // Well sd!
1:36 am shannpalmer: @robertleebrewer #poetparty I don;t recall that we HAD to use the prompt- am I incorrect?
1:37 am 32poems: RT @robertleebrewer A3: Ah, yes. The Nov Poem-A-Dy Chapbook Challenge begins tmw! Details: http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty
1:37 am EvelynNAlfred: *Passing out candy at the #poetparty*
1:37 am mrsmetaphor: RT @32poems: RT @collinkelley I think a successful poem is one that moves you and you return to again and again. #poetparty // and share!
1:37 am jgpoetry: #poetparty A3 pt 2: I take great care when deciding whether to sbmt to pub that does not allow sim subs. I decide via intuition.
1:37 am verylikeawhale: @32poems it is tough! what’s your definition in 140 char? #poetparty
1:37 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer Q3 prt 2 What made you start the Nov Poem-a-Dy chapbook contest? #poetparty
1:37 am webbish6: Do you buy books from the publishers you submit your books to? Seems like the only way to know a good fit, but gets expensive #poetparty
1:38 am mrsmetaphor: The best poems are the ones that you want to be give to someone else, then poetry becomes communal. :) #poetparty
1:38 am eireannoir: And I’m here. Miss anything good? #poetparty
1:38 am robertleebrewer: @thestorialist For tracking subs, I actually use notebook but with spreadsheet feel similar to @32poems. #poetparty
1:38 am jgpoetry: #poetparty dang. My numbers are off! My A3 doesn’t correspond to Q3. Must be the sugar. My bad.
1:39 am mrsmetaphor: Right, speaking of proper grammar…I blame the reeses cups… sorry #poetparty
1:39 am CollinKelley: @webbish6 It does get expensive, but I do buy books from publishing houses I like & want to submit to in the future. #poetparty
1:39 am robertleebrewer: @shannpalmer Not exactly. #poetparty There are prompts provided though each morning.
1:39 am LorneDaniel: Poetry is right brain. Submitting it is left brain. Where do u think poets excel? @thestorialist @32poems @robertleebrewer #poetparty
1:39 am shannpalmer: @robertleebrewer #poetparty thanks…
1:40 am mrsmetaphor: RT @jgpoetry: #poetparty dang. My numbers are off! My A3 doesn’t correspond to Q3. Must be the sugar. My bad.// a valid excuse in my…
1:40 am webbish6: @CollinKelley Me too! I think if more people did it, publishers wouldn’t need the dreaded “contest fees” #poetparty
1:40 am stickpoet: trick or treat #poetparty
1:41 am verylikeawhale: I don’t think we are our own best submittters. We should team up and submit each others’ work. #poetparty
1:41 am EvelynNAlfred: My goal is to submit to at least 12 different places this (school) year. #poetparty
1:41 am CollinKelley: @webbish6 And I believe in supporting small, indie presses. That’s who published my books, so I want to give back the love. #poetparty
1:41 am robertleebrewer: @32poems A3 (pt2) Really, I just wanted to give poets something to do while their fiction friends novel through November. #poetparty
1:42 am verylikeawhale: @stickpoet hi Michael! #poetparty
1:43 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer If ppl are inclined, Excel/Word doc stored in Goog Docs means subs trcking = avail from anywhere. #poetparty
1:43 am robertleebrewer: @CollinKelley @webbish6 I don’t submit to book publishers if I don’t know what quality their finished product is like. #poetparty
1:43 am CollinKelley: @verylikeawhale Nic, we should have you contact lit mags and read our poems to them for us. :) #poetparty
1:43 am shannpalmer: RT @CollinKelley: @verylikeawhale Nic, we should have you contact lit mags and read our poems to them for us. :) #poetparty
1:43 am juliejordanscot: I’m going wild in November, with Poetry, #NaNoWriMo AND #AEDM (art every day month. I often combine art forms so it works… #poetparty
1:44 am tinanguyen: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems I often tell writers that just following the directions is half the battle in submitting your work. #poetparty
1:44 am jgpoetry: #poetparty I don’t really understand how nov pad works, but I’m arriving a poem a dag regardless. Do I sbmt every day? end of the month?
1:44 am juliejordanscot: @EvelynNAlfred What a great goal! One submission a month! #poetparty
1:44 am alvasvoboda: RT @robertleebrewer: A3: Basically, poets write a poem each day in November based off prompt at Poetic Asides blog. #poetparty (cont…)
1:44 am thestorialist: @LorneDaniel @32poems @robertleebrewer Poets need to be good/comfortable w/talking about their work. All artists struggle, eh? #poetparty
1:44 am robertleebrewer: @LorneDaniel Poets write poem. #poetparty The admin stuff is the tough part. For me anyway.
1:45 am juliejordanscot: @mrsmetaphor – Ohhh, communal poetry. I love that concept. #poetparty
1:45 am PattiN: #Poetparty: just been told that @endlesshaikyu republishes people’s #haiku without permission, so be careful what you tweet
1:45 am juliejordanscot: are there any other performing poets at the #poetparty? I have two performances scheduled for November.
1:45 am EvelynNAlfred: RT @verylikeawhale: I don’t think we are our own best submittters. We should team up and submit each others’ work. #poetparty [Great idea!]
1:45 am thestorialist: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems A3 (pt2) Really, I just wanted to give poets something to do while their fiction friends novel through November. #poetparty
1:45 am 32poems: @webbish6: I’ve bought books from pubs I sent books to. Bonus for publisher? Ask lib to buy book! Then, borrow from lib. #poetparty
1:46 am robertleebrewer: RT @CollinKelley I believe in supporting small, indie presses. That’s who published my books, so I want to give back the love. #poetparty
1:46 am eireannoir: RT @PattiN: #Poetparty: just been told that @endlesshaikyu republishes people’s #haiku without permission, so be careful what you tweet
1:46 am eireannoir: @PattiN Thanks for the heads up. I’m retweeting that. #poetparty
1:47 am 32poems: @jgpoetry: #poetparty A3 pt 2: I take great care when deciding whether to sbmt to pub that does not allow sim subs. I decide via intuition.
1:47 am robertleebrewer: @32poems That’s right. #poetparty Perhaps without realizing it, Google is revolutionizing how poets can work.
1:47 am jgpoetry: @juliejordanscot @mrsmetaphor #poetparty the ancients wrote poems communally. Need to get back to that inho.
1:47 am 32poems: @collinkelley Yes. And I have to tell you all…ask your univ/college/local lib to buy those books (and mags!) #poetparty
1:48 am CollinKelley: Guy, I’ve got to duck out of the #poetparty early. Just got in from NC with my folks & much to do before work tomorrow. Love to all!
1:48 am shannpalmer: @robertleebrewer #poetparty google changes everything
1:48 am 32poems: @tarabetts Feel welcome to join us at the #poetparty
1:48 am thestorialist: @robertleebrewer @CollinKelley re:indie presses, YES. I think US could benefit from Canadian model (like Gaspereau Press). #poetparty
1:48 am shannpalmer: @CollinKelley #poetparty Byeeee
1:49 am 32poems: @verylikeawhale A good poem is one that surprises me and that demands to be read multiple times (and I find s.t. new ea time). #poetparty
1:49 am CollinKelley: Once again, thanks to @32poems for hosting the #poetparty. You rock. See y’all next time. :)
1:49 am januaryoneil: @32poems Hi Deb! Just stopped in to say hello. #poetparty
1:49 am eireannoir: @CollinKelley G’night! #poetparty
1:50 am 32poems: @a_divas_hammer We’re talking about publication, sim subs, finding the rt market. Welcome! #poetparty
1:50 am LorneDaniel: @robertleebrewer Agreed – have to force myself to do the admin stuff. #poetparty
1:50 am robertleebrewer: @CollinKelley See you later! #poetparty
1:51 am 32poems: @juliejordanscot Are you performing in CA? I perform at readings… #poetparty
1:51 am mrsmetaphor: Must go, lovelies…have 4 highly sugared up kids in need of calming. Good chatting with you all! #poetparty
1:51 am EvelynNAlfred: RT @tarabetts: @EvelynNAlfred Best of luck with your submissions! [Thank you. 6 rejections so far...] #poetparty
1:52 am rmfenwick: re tracking submittals: I do a terrible job following my submittals. Started using excel and am doing better at it. #poetparty
1:52 am jgpoetry: #poetparty I don’t think I’d want another poet submitting my poems. Ultimately other poets are readers like everyone else. Makes a diffrnce.
1:52 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer What do you wish you’d know when first sending out your work? #poetparty
1:52 am tinanguyen: RT @32poems: @robertleebrewer If ppl are inclined, Excel/Word doc stored in Goog Docs means subs trcking = avail from anywhere. #poetparty
1:52 am 32poems: 8 min left in the #poetparty … Have any other questions?
1:53 am stickpoet: @LorneDaniel @robertleebrewer Like Submissions? #poetparty
1:53 am eireannoir: @mrsmetaphor Good night! #poetparty
1:53 am susanwrites: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems A1: Starting out, poets should find poets who write in similar styles. #poetparty & then, submit to places that publish those poets
1:54 am shannpalmer: @32poems #poetparty I’d want to know if I have a chance in hell..but that’s the game, otherwise, we all just wait to be asked for poems!
1:54 am jgpoetry: @rmfenwick #poetparty I used excel for years but recently switched to google docs spreadsheet.
1:54 am eireannoir: RT @robertleebrewer: @32poems A1: Starting out, poets should find poets who write in similar styles. #poetparty & then, submit to places that publish those poets
1:54 am robertleebrewer: @32poems A4: That’s a tough Q, because I have a horrible memory. #poetparty I guess I wouldn’t stress over how fast I found publication.
1:55 am thestorialist: @32poems @robertleebrewer Curious to know whether poets split themselves, ala Wallace Stevens, or have cohesive prof. lives? #poetparty
1:56 am robertleebrewer: A4: Publication happens if you work at it. #poetparty Don’t fret over how long it’s taking. And reading other poets really does help.
1:56 am tarabetts: @32poems Thanks for #poetparty invite. I’ve done e- & paper submissions. I like supporting the post office but also like cutting down paper.
1:56 am robertleebrewer: I think that’s the one thing is that most unpublished poets probably write more than they read. #poetparty
1:58 am shannpalmer: @robertleebrewer #poetparty- “most unpublished poets write more than they read” – amen to that, brother!!
1:58 am 32poems: @jgpoetry Goog docs sheet is fine–you can access it from anywhere and it’s backed up for you. #poetparty
1:58 am stickpoet: I’ve gotton so I like to pill out a book a read a poem or two before I settle in to write #poetparty
1:58 am 32poems: @tarabetts I love online submissions. #poetparty Thanks for stopping by.
1:58 am robertleebrewer: @tarabetts @32poems I do almost exclusively electronic submissions now. #poetparty
1:59 am thestorialist: @robertleebrewer @32poems Thank you, #poetparty -goers, for the lively chat! And now for some zombies. Have a lovely evening!
1:59 am tarabetts: RT @robertleebrewer: I think that’s the one thing is that most unpublished poets probably write more than they read. #poetparty
1:59 am 32poems: Sorry for spelling errors. I need glasses (seriously). #poetparty
1:59 am jgpoetry: #poetparty I file my poems based on yr written. I have sub tracking doc. I know how long poem takes to get published. It completely varies.
2:00 am 32poems: @robertleebrewer RE A4: Sounds good to me. No need to stress over getting published. It’ll happen when it happens. #poetparty
2:00 am funkomatic: RT @robertleebrewer: I think that’s the one thing is that most unpublished poets probably write more than they read. #poetparty
2:00 am TheAmericanPoet: @robertleebrewer I am constanly reading poetry. Stopped reading fiction about five years ago. Read more than I write lately. #poetparty
2:00 am 32poems: It’s already 10 pm! Thanks to @robertleebrewer for being a guest at the #poetparty tonight. Be sure to check out his Nov-a-dy challenge!
2:00 am robertleebrewer: @thestorialist That’s right! Time for zombies! Thanks for having me over! #poetparty rocks!
2:01 am robertleebrewer: Also, be sure to join in the fun starting tomorrow morning for the November Poem-A-Day Challenge: http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty
2:02 am 32poems: RT @robertleebrewer: I think that’s the one thing is that most unpublished poets probably write more than they read. #poetparty
2:02 am robertleebrewer: Good night #poetparty!
2:02 am 32poems: @thestorialist I hope you enjoy those zombies and have a lovely evening. #poetparty
2:02 am januaryoneil: @robertleebrewer – Looking forward to the PAD Challenge, Robert! http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty
2:03 am 32poems: RT @robertleebrewer Be sure to join in the fun starting tmw morning for the Nov Poem-A-Day Challenge: http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty
2:03 am shannpalmer: #poetparty Good night, All and a happy dawn- IF YOU MAKE IT!!! Then Happy All Saint’s Day!
2:04 am EvelynNAlfred: Who at the #poetparty is participating in #novpad?
2:04 am TheAmericanPoet: @robertleebrewer Good night… First of November is on the horizon. #poetparty
2:05 am susanwrites: @EvelynNAlfred I just heard about it. Think I’ll do it. #poetparty
2:05 am EvelynNAlfred: MT @robertleebrewer: I think that’s the 1 thing is that most unpublished poets probably write more than they read. #poetparty [Note 2 self]
2:05 am januaryoneil: @EvelynNAlfred I’m in for #novpad #poetparty
2:08 am EvelynNAlfred: RT @januaryoneil: @robertleebrewer – Looking forward to the PAD Challenge, Robert! http://bit.ly/aLrPvV #poetparty [Me too.]
2:09 am TheAmericanPoet: @EvelynNAlfred I’ll give it a shot #novpad…bad with deadlines and writing poems on assigned topics. April never worked for me. #poetparty
2:10 am EvelynNAlfred: @tarabetts @januaryoneil [November Poem-A-Day.] #poetparty #novpad
2:12 am januaryoneil: Good night party people. #poetparty
2:15 am verylikeawhale: @32poems good definition! Thanks for hosting the #poetparty!

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Tuesday: An Art Project became one of my favorite poetry journals this year. While at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Denver, I met Jennifer Flescher. Flescher edits Tuesday. The original concept thrilled me. Each issue contains a set of postcards, which contain either photographs, prints, or a poem. A colorful piece of paper — […]

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, Deborah Ager will interview 32 Poems editor John Poch. Have you ever wanted to ask a poetry editor of a national magazine questions about publishing, writing, and poetry? Well, guess what? Post your questions in the comments here, and I’ll ask John. We’ll post the interview right here on April […]

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Thank you to The Writer’s Center for interviewing us on the history and mission of 32 Poems Magazine. Tell us about 32 Poems. What separates it from other literary journals? I started 32 Poems in 2003 with John Poch. We’re celebrating our seventh anniversary with plenty of chocolate cake. The magazine contains 32 poems, helps […]

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