Here's an update: Sugar House Review took my poem, "Horizons." This is significant because it's the first in my series of "daddy issues" poems to get published. Also, it's a print publication, so that's +1 for my NEA goal thing in the sidebar. I tried really hard to avoid being sentimental, so this acceptance gave me the confidence to keep going with the heart stuff in my poems which I'm always unsure about. I'm just never quite sure how much of the poem relies on the interesting nature of trauma and how much is whatever makes a poem good lol. My brain isn't interested in self-doubt right now apparently, because I can't whine as coherently as I'd like to in this paragraph about acceptance. So I'll move on.
Recent rejections from: Everywhere else. lol No, not really, but I did still have the opportunity to withdraw it from 3 places.
More specifically, rejections in from: Gulf Coast, MisFit, The Meadowland Review, Linebreak, Indiana Review, Caketrain, Boxcar Poetry Review, Diagram.
I still have poems out there in the slush piles. So we'll see!
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