Just a quick update on some recent submissions. I sent out a plethora of poems about two weeks ago (read about it here). However, I recently received some poems back from a non-simultaneous sub publisher (one of the rare non-SS journals that I send to), and I discovered a couple of journals I've been meaning to try have opened their reading periods again. So, I sat down yesterday and sifted through the poems that could go out. To add to my pile, I've spent the last couple weeks fine-tuning several more poems from the fall Friday drafts.
In the bad old days, I used to send poems out to upwards of 15 journals that accepted SS. Now that I'm a bit more established, I cut each poem off at five or six journals max, given the time withdrawing a poem can take. The only problem with this is that there are way more journals that I'd like to send to, and being a slow writer, sometimes I just can't send to every journal on my list.
In any case, in the last three days, I've submitted:
One group of five poems to six journals (simultaneous and all accepting electronic submissions).
One group of three poems to one journal (simultaneous, but the poems didn't really fit with the other journals on my list, postal submission).
One group of three poems to one journal (a BIG one that doesn't accept SS and reports fairly quickly, so I'm willing to risk it, postal submission).
Finally, a bit of good news. I'll have a poem in the digital anthology Two Weeks, being put together by the editors of Linebreak. Wahoo.