Dear Peter Goulding,
Thank you for your recent poetry submission to The Stinging Fly. We continue to receive a very large number of submissions (almost four hundred poets submitted this year), and I'm sorry to say your work has not been accepted for publication this time.
You are welcome to submit more work to us next year between early January and the end of March.
We remain committed to publishing work by new and emerging writers.
The full guidelines are at:
Very best wishes,
June and I suppose the annual PFO - as Niamh Bagnell calls them! - from The Stinging Fly is not entirely unexpected. Its one of the journals I'd like to add to my CV so I suppose I'll just keep plugging away.