Notes on Poetry
Those of you who have known me for many years, know that my first love was Poetry. The first piece I ever had published was Poetry. And when I have writer’s block and can’t work on the fiction piece I’m currently working on, I write Poetry. I love the classics: Poe, Frost, Tennyson, Browning and Dickinson. My favorite poet will always be Walt Whitman. But now matter how much I love Walt, there are plenty of new poets that I enjoy as well. Poetry is a view to someone’s soul. Good Poetry gets inside you and speaks that unspeakable language that our hearts all know. And so, this week I am offering a Poetry Submission Resource for all you poets out there!
(I’ve also added a link for this Resource on my Resources page.)
THRUSH is a Poetry Journal I have enjoyed for the last year or so. They publish poetry of all genres and formats. If it’s good and they like it, they’ll publish it. Their publication is made available six times every year in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. You can read their latest July edition HERE and you can read past editions HERE.
Submissions are rolling throughout the year and you can submit up to 3 poems at once for consideration. Although this is not a paying submission resource, being included in the THRUSH Poetry Journal is an honor. They publish anthologies and chapbooks as well as their regular publication. THRUSH is very supportive of their contributors. They promote your work whenever possible as well as nominate poets for awards and other honors.
For consideration in THRUSH, your submission must be accompanied by a cover letter, a short bio and include “Poetry Submission” in your email subject line. Please read their Submission Guidelines carefully to be sure your submission is considered. I hope you like THRUSH as much as I do!
~ Eileen 🙂