Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When a literary journal explicitly describes the exact poetry you write as what they are NOT looking for...


                           Miranda Sings

* this. is how it feels.

I mean, thanks for the clarity, but do you really have to strum my pain with your fingers, literary journals?  Couldn't you just state We only accept incredibly stuffy, arrogant, obtuse poems by people who have figured out the universe? I would run screaming from that in a heartbeat and you wouldn't even have to worry at all about me submitting.

*This feeling is represented in pictorial form by a YouTube character called "MirandaSings." The picture links to her website, or you can find her YouTube channel here. Go watch her.  She is my favorite.

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