The odds of getting published in a poetry journal are apparently slim: 2% – very slim indeed! I’ve sent a half dozen poems – what I consider to be my better work – to a dozen or more journals with kindly No Thank Yous in response. Three journals have said, Send again. Encouraging, but a resounding NO all the same. I’ve read that to get a poem published you have to submit at least 100 times. Okay, I’ll keep trying.
What is a poem anyway? Are academic degrees necessary?
Photo: Anni Johnson, 2016