“Poetry UNCENSORED – in the Boulder Weekly?!” a loudmouth editorial by Marcus If

“What if poetry, currently mostly confined to cafes and alleyways, really had a chance to impact the main street community?” “What if poets, as the therapists of culture, said what only they can articulate and the community responded?” “What if poems, each an individual godlette, shone out into the community one every week to remind …

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“No Sense of Common Decency: How to Get Your Rough, Squeamish, Weird and Wooly Writing Published” by Genelle Chaconas

You’re a wild writer. Being a wild writer, you write a lot of crazy things nobody in their right mind would publish. Keep it in your notebook? No. I dare you to submit your weird work anyways. Here is a short list of un-publishable writing and how you could submit anyways on Poets & Writers, …

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‘The Guidelines for the Guidelines: Advice on How to Not Drive Submitting Writers Insane’ by Genelle Chaconas

Congratulations, you’re starting a new literary publication! You built an awesome website (or on Wix, WordPress, whatever works), advertised, created the publication’s social media accounts, gathered your merry band of head editors and volunteer readers. You’re ready to go live and read submissions. But wait, hold that Publish button: you may have forgotten something. Hit …

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Killing Your Darlings: On the Submissions, Rejections, Acceptances, and Why to Bite the Bullet and Do It… by Genelle Chaconas

  Congratulations! You’ve written an awesome piece. You wrote, edited, rewrote, you cut-up, you first thought best thought, you summoned the muse, you just did it. To quote Richard Brautigan: “so what?”* You might perform at the local open mic or workshop it with a group, and you’re going to spend many nights up late …

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“Attention All Military Veteran Poets!” by UrWill Rocks!

As Nick Morgan presents his war-torn writing at the monthly poetry open-mic in Nederland, his voice is loud and clear, he holds himself straight and firm, and he makes eye contact with the audience. He speaks confidently about his personal experiences in joining the Army, going to war in Baghdad, and his silent return home. …

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