In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | September 2016 Report

L’shana tova, everyone! May your New Year be filled with joyous literary journeys and sweet acceptances.

September proved to be a banner month for sending out my work and for exploring new poetic styles.

Here are my September statistics:

Poetry: At the recommendation of poet Matthew Lippman, I began to follow the blog of Trish Hopkinson. She wrote about a call for poems that started with “If I” for Silver Birch Press. I took a poem I had that asked “What If?” and modified it. I submitted and received an acceptance within the hour. Silver Birch Press posted the poem on October 1, 2016. In September I submitted to 16 journals (Baltimore Review, Agni, Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Redivider, Stillwater Review, Green Mountains Review, Silver Birch Press, Lascaux Review, Third Coast,  Phoebe, A Public Space, Rust + Moth, Third Wednesday, Hermeneutic Chaos, and Harpur Palate) and received two acceptances (Silver Birch Press and Rose Red Review) and two rejections (The Common and New England Review).

Academic journal articles: “No Stone Unturned: Newark’s Grove Street Cemetery” is undergoing peer review by New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. My Northeast Modern Language Association proposal was accepted for the roundtable on Literature and the First-year Experience at the March 2017 conference.

Looking ahead, I’m curious to see how a modified submission strategy by the numbers might increase acceptances. Stay tuned!

Question 4U: How is your writing going? Have you determined any specific submission strategies?



About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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2 Responses to In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | September 2016 Report

  1. Pnina Moed Kass says:

    This is a friend who was on the Highlights faculty together with me. If I have the requisite material I find her suggestions useful. Has Judith returned your manuscript? Hoping all of us have a successful year. Bye…

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Pnina Moed Kass says:

    I read your journey with careful attention to the “signposts” ! I wish you a deep and inspiring creative spring! Shana Tova !

    Sent from my iPhone


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