So, I’ve been looking into literary magazines who accept poetry submissions lately. The first time I sent submissions to a card company called Blue Mountain Arts which was about a year ago. I waited to get a response and sure enough about four months later I received a letter in the mail. It was a rejection letter, but I was expecting that since it was my first try. It was still a little disappointing at the time. The funny part about it was that I had been waiting to hear back from the company and my husband usually checks the mail so one day I asked him if he had seen anything from the card company, and he just kind of put his head down because he had already read the rejection letter. He had known for a week about it but didn’t have the heart to tell me because the day he checked the mail was my birthday and he didn’t want the news to ruin that for me.
So that was my first attempt at sending submissions away. Now I am going to give it another try. I just mailed four poems to a literary magazine called Rattle. It said in the guidelines it could take anywhere from 1 to 6 months to hear back about submissions. So we’ll see how it goes this time around.