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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brilliant idea! The Red-headed Stepchild...

Let's face it, we've all written poems that we're pretty fond of and sent them off with the expectation of instant publication, only to get rejected. So, we send it off again and its rejected again. A third time etc etc
Eventually, we say, okay enough humiliation, I'm not sending it off again. But what becomes of all these poor, unloved and unwanted poems that sit forgotten on our C Drives?

The Redheaded Stepchild only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines. We publish biannually, and we accept submissions in the months of August and February only. We do not accept previously published work. We do, however, accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. We are open to a wide variety of poetry and hold no allegiance to any particular style or school. If your poem is currently displayed online on your blog or website or wherever, please do not send it to us before taking it down, at least temporarily.

Submit 3-5 poems that have been rejected elsewhere with the names of the magazines that rejected the poems.

I love the bit on their website that says "There is rumor of a new magazine called Bastards of Redheaded Stepchild for poems rejected by us."

1 comment:

  1. Any more and it will be a bit like the tin for bits of string too small to be used for anything else.