Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poetry and Fiction Submission Tip for Women: The Southern Review

It's been a year or more, but I just discovered this: The Southern Review now has a woman editor-in-chief. Jeanne Leiby, who is a fiction writer and  the first woman editor of the journal in its 75 year history. She asked me to pass along the word that she is looking for good poetry by women. And this fall, after sending poems to The Southern Review on and off for years, Ms. Leiby has chosen two of mine for the upcoming anniversary issue. Jeanne is also a big fan of hand-written notes, so you may want to send one along!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! It's appreciated!

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  2. Thanks for letting me know someone (or two!) is reading. I want to make this blog useful to you -- Best of luck with the submission.

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  3. Great that you shared this news. I just took them off my list after getting a few encouraging responses and then flat nos. And back on the list they go!

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  4. "KC" I was really impressed with Jeanne's energy and her interest in getting more women into the journal -- after 75 years. She's keeping a list of EVERYONE who sends to the journal because she wishes she knew which women SR had turned down in the past ...

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  5. Thank you - just prepping a new round of submissions - good to know!

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