Poetry Simultaneous Submissions

Lately we’ve been getting deluged by people sending in simultaneous submissions, even though our guidelines quite obviously state we don’t accept them. Maddeningly, some people are even including all of the editors’ email addresses in the To line, with some submitting to well over 30 magazines at a time! 30. That’s stunning. I seriously hope all of these magazines are blacklisting these people.

Some people are withdrawing their submissions because other publications have accepted them, even though they never notified us they were simultaneous submissions.

Pay attention to guidelines when you’re submitting. Don’t send in poetry simultaneous submissions to RRR. They’ll go unread and will get you blacklisted. Be a professional. Show you’re serious. Do the right thing.

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About Scott Holstad

University of Tennessee, California State University Long Beach & Queens University of Charlotte alum. English & Creative Writing degrees. Studied Communications Systems (Electrical Engineering) at UCLA, as well as doing a bit of post-grad work at the University of Michigan & Stanford in IT/Software Engineering. Additional academic research, collaboration & post-grad work at the University of New Mexico, Georgia State University, MIT, Pepperdine University, King University, Simon Fraser University, Western State University College of Law, California State University Fullerton, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine & Arizona State University in subjects encompassing History, Military History, Public Policy, Political Science, Law, Justice Studies, Education, Post-Modern Literature, Business Administration & Management, Nuclear Engineering & Quantum Mechanics (Physics). Author of 15+ print books, ghostwritten two tech print books, edited two print books, co-authored "ancient" WWW IT book (circa HTML 1.0), edited medical textbook & book on Edward Deming's statistical process control. Nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize in Literature. See my LinkedIn profile for career background, skills, knowledge & experience. Pittsburgh Pens/Steelers fan. Major reader. Audiophile. Tech geek. Have many interests, again found on LinkedIn profile. Moved 30 times. Favorite place lived: Los Angeles. Just moved from Chattanooga (least favorite place) to the Gettysburg PA area with the best wife ever & two codependent cats. Personal hobbies: collecting fine art, rare vinyl, sports collectibles, quality firearms, autographed books & custom built high-end computers.