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Rejected: My kids, my wife, my bald head, summer, pizza, earthlings, window-cleaners…

Time for the latest tally of rejection! Overland finally got around to knocking back the other two poems that I hadn’t heard from them about, so I sent them two more (“Again!” and “Forty Dollars”) for consideration and they knocked

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Slammin

Attention conservation notice: I wanted to win something and got grumpy when I didn’t, but I’m feeling better now. Plus some thoughts on the nature of poetry slams. Keywords: slam poetry, psychobabble, rationalisation, competitive arts. Word length: 2,252 words. So

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Rejected: beeps, binaries & leftovers

Around this time last year I was much more knee-deep in excitings re: writing and people saying “yes we like this enough to commit pixels or ink and also our own endeavours to it”, but lately it’s been a big

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Things

Things people have done to my writing: Set an entire short story in italics Awarded me a $100 book voucher for winning the judge’s choice award at the same time as giving $500 to a random person who voted in

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Rejected: The 2011 backlog

I’ve been remiss in documenting my submissions of late, but this morning I was tinkering with the spreadsheet I use to keep track of what I’ve sent out and what’s been sent back, and I noticed that 2011 has been

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Rejected: Falling down and fake histories

I’ve got another couple of rejections to throw on the pile this week, one from a while back and one from yesterday. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that I hadn’t heard about a poem I’d sent to the

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Rejected: poetry manuscript

Got an email from the guys at Whitmore Press a couple of days ago re: the manuscript I’d submitted to the Whitmore Press/Poetry Idol Prize. It was a big negatory, but there were some thoughtful details in the email itself:

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