Wow! Thanks for the heads up and keep up the good work!
Wow 1500 entries!!!???? Is that a record?
I don't think they even make records anymore, now that we're in the digital age, do they?
They do. But only for DJ's and mixing artists.
Has anyone been rejected yet?
Oh, I've been rejected plenty. One does not live as long as I without suffering multiple rejections, both personal and professional. There was this really cute blonde cheerleader when I was in highschool....
The readers must be finishing up. I submitted two pieces on the final day, and they were read today.
How do we find our submission status? Is it supposed to say open or...?
Do both poems of a submission advance together to the guest editor, or does each stand alone?If a poet makes multiple submissions, is it possible for two submissions (potentially four poems)to be forwarded to the editor?
All things are possible, Grasshopper. I counsel patience. Here; snatch this pebble from my hand. Good. Now, pull my finger.
The winners will be announced
you call this a blog??let's hear a little infield chatter at least
Amen to that. It's knda pathetic, ain't it? I personally contributed almost half of these posts. In years past, it was hard to keep up with the blog. I was hoping for the same this year (minus some of the uncivility), but, um, no; I guess not.
What do you say we break out of here? When the laundry truck comes, we just jump in with the last load, take a deeep breath and burrow down. The driver always stops at the diner on the edge of town. I have a friend on the outside. He'll meet us there. Open the latch. Give us a change of clothes. What do you say? Are you with me, or not? I just can't see waiting here longer doing nothing.
Claudia Emerson is at Sewanee right now, so I imagine there won't be a decision until (at the earliest) the conference is over...
An announcement will be made immediately following the judge's decision. Those chosen to be included will be published. There will be a general reaction. Upon publication, the anthology will be disseminated.
Have there been any rejections yet?
There have. I have received hundreds of rejections over the years. But I've been pretty lucky; have dozens of published poems, a small but regular readership at my blog, and my dog still wags his tail when I get home from the day job. I count my blessings.
I think they don't reject anyone until they've posted who will be published. I'm just guessing though.
Any numbers to throw our way?
Well, so much for the targeted announcement date of July 20th.I console myself that at least "no news" is not bad news.
I love you posters -- good job, I was riveted...
Better to be riveted than screwed, I guess.
So, when I log into ManuscriptHub and click on "submission status", it says "1 reading". Is that what it says for everyone? Or do others have more readings? I'm guessing more readings means the initial reader has passed it on to other readers for further consideration.
I just have 1 reading.
From the FAQs page: "Every manuscript gets at least one reading. Some receive additional readings when the first reader wants a second opinion or believes another reader's aesthetics might judge the poem more fairly."That is, one reading is standard. Two readings suggests that the first reader is wavering and that it could go either way; or that the first reader has, for example, an aesthetic aversion to a particular form and believes it fair to pass the piece on to another reader.
The suspense is intriguingly bittersweet.
They should set up a snack table. I could use a drink. All this milling about the website is getting to me.