I’ve had fifty poems published over the years. Over the last year I’ve averaged one or more poems published out of every four submissions. This is typical for mid-level poets willing to share their acceptance rate. However, one writer said that if your rejection rate isn’t over 90%, you aren’t aiming high enough. So opinions vary. Given that I’m doing okay, I’m willing to aim a little higher.
Throwing Your Heart into The Fire, or How to Win at the Publication Game – guest post by Elya Braden is the most complete advice I’ve encountered on how to get published in literary journals. Some of it I know. Some of it tells me what I know, but don’t know that I know. Some builds on what I already know. None of it is contradicted by my experience.