Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Small Side Business Question - Holiday Gift Ideas?
Briefly, here is what I do. A poet sends me 15-18 poems that she or he thinks are done - or might be done. I organize the poems into packets of 3-5 and then choose the journals that I think will be most interested in the work. I get the envelopes ready (stamps included!) and also do line edits of the poems -- if the poet wants my two cents. I offer a model cover letter from my own files and my knowledge of different editors' tastes -- limited as my knowledge might be. I've had pretty good results getting poems placed for people. Because I only take on a very limited amount of clients, I find the process fun and I love hearing good news when the poems are picked up.
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