"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Monday, December 6, 2010

Really racking up the PFOs

Dear contributor (please excuse this generic email, but there were a large number of you),
Thank you for your submission to Turbine 2010.
We regret that your submission was not selected for publication. We received hundreds of submissions, many more than we could publish in this issue. The range and quality of writing we received made for a difficult selection process.
Pressure of time means that we are unable to offer comments on individual submissions, but we hope you will consider submitting to future issues of Turbine and wish you all the best for your writing.
Kind regards
Turbine 2010 editors

Turbine is the annual online journal of the International Institute of Modern Letters Victoria University, New Zealand and quite a good journal to get into. I sent them some of my best work but obviously it wasna good enough.


  1. No words. No really, no words. I'll come back later and maybe they'll have returned.


  2. Hi Kat, I think you have to accept that you're going to get a lot of PFOs and you have to take them on the chin. To be fair to editors, they do get a load of stuff and everybody thinks their own stuff is brilliant, so there's always going to be a lot of disappointed poets out there.

  3. I've got to say, Peter, I'm not sure it's always a question of quality, more of taste.