settling in on the dark side

in an unsettled sort of way. I must be. Why else would I be mulling over simultaneous submissions?

Why do writers send out work simultaneously? Because we’re only on this earth for a short time and many editors take months to respond to a single submission.”


Here’s the Kenyon Review on simultaneous submissions. More editor-poet wars. Blog-posted-poem déjà vu.

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

2 thoughts on “settling in on the dark side”

  1. Well, that was interesting. I have on a number of occassions on the up-and-up sent poems to places that didn’t accept sim subs, only to have the response time elapse, and much later to find out my poems were rejected. A real bitch, really. I still will exclusively submit if the response time is within a reasonable period of time. Once it’s up and I haven’t heard anything, I consider my poems fair game again, and don’t kid myself that some editor is somewhere still poring over them, on the brink of a decision.

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