So, you’ve been writing poems for a while and want to find an audience for them, or maybe your poems have been published in a few journals and you want to find a bigger audience or more respected journals. The submissions process can be intimidating and at times a numbers game. However, there are things you can do to improve your chances of being published. In this interactive session, we will discuss practical advice, such as, how to draft a good submission letter and bio, common mistakes I see as an editor, where to submit, how not to be intimidated when submitting to big journals, and how to deal with rejection. The goal is to help your poems find the right audience.
Luisa Caycedo-Kimura is a Colombian-born writer, translator, educator, and former attorney. Her honors include a John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship at the Anderson Center, an Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Fellowship at Ragdale, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. She is an Editor of Connecticut River Review, a board member of the Connecticut Poetry Society, and a member of the Hill-Stead Museum’s Poetry Advisory Committee. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have been published in The Cincinnati Review, Sunken Garden Poetry 1992-2011, RHINO, Diode, Shenandoah, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere.
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