Hello Bloggers, readers, and writers!
A few days ago, I was hoping Frogpond would get back with me to let me know my “Stellar” haiku has made it into the online journal.
I open my email from them.
This is what I see…(Hopefully you can see it, if not, my reaction will inform you)
Needless to say I was not particularly pleased that the poetry I’ve shared with others and received great response, received a “we’ll pass” from Frogpond.
Note: With Frogpond you can submit poetry you’ve shared on social media just not on any blogs.
Also any journals and contests I mention in these posts, I’ve hyperlinked them so you can check them out too!
I will be posting regularly about poetry and other writings I am submitting this year. This is the year I buckle down and start submitting to contests, literary journals, the web, etc.
So are the people online wrong? Are they a bad judge of haiku?
Is Frogpond looking for some other kind of haiku? Does it have to be 5-7-5 strictly?
I don’t know.
What I do know is I am going over my haiku now while writing more poetry in other formats. I love haiku so I am hoping to perfect it.
How have you dealt with rejection? Comment below!
Happy writing everyone and I hope to bring back better news in the meantime 🙂