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Marshalzu
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0 posted 04-09-2003 05:24 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I've been thinking about submitting my poetry to a magazine for a while now, but up until now I haven't had the courage to get past the thinking stage, now I've actually found a couple of local magazines to submit to I find myself losing confidence in my work, especially my earlier material. So I'm wondering do I have what it takes to become a published poet (Please don't try and sugar coat it, I'm a big boy now after all ) and just so this thread isn't entirely about me what are your experience's with magazines and other publications?
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The only one who can tell you if you have what it takes is an Editor. And even they can only speak for that particular magazine at that particular time.

Publication is a lot like selling magazines or cookies door-to-door. Yea, you have to have a product that doesn't totally, completely suck. But beyond that, it's just a matter of playing the numbers. Pin all your hopes on one specific door, and you are sure to go home disappointed (and broke). Because no matter how much your product doesn't suck, it's not going to be right for everyone every day. Shoot, if you went from door to door selling five dollar bills for a buck, you'd still have people turn you down.

BUT, if your product is decent and you hit enough doors ....
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Ron is always the practical (and correct) one around here...

Statistical averages after all...

You may want to get the poems you are thinking of submitting, post them in the Critical Analysis forum and let the denizen's there put it through the wringer - may get some useful insight to punch up what is most likely a wonderful peice of work anyway.

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3 posted 04-10-2003 11:34 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

Whoops...

After I posted this post, I thought I should just go ahead and post them anyway so I've just done it, I sent 6 poems to a local magazine, but as for the advice, I'm sure to follow it. As for CA... I've never had a critical responce in there yet but maybe I should post there more often. Thanks for the advice though
 
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