Poetry Submission Policy

Happy New Year!

We’ve had something odd happening with many of our poetry submissions lately and we’d like to correct it. A lot of poetry submissions are being sent to the nonfiction editor for some unknown reason. Some are also being sent to the fiction editor. In our opinion, this is a sign of someone who’s not very professional, someone who doesn’t take submissions seriously enough to do so correctly. Therefore their submissions shouldn’t be taken seriously. Frankly, nearly all of the submissions sent to the wrong editors are pretty bad. So maybe it’s not too surprising. But as of this year, we’re enacting a new policy. All poetry submissions should be sent to the poetry editor at rrrpoetryeditor@gmail.com. Submissions sent to other editors will be deleted unread. This goes for all submissions sent to other editors. When you submit your work, you show your professionalism, or lack thereof, in following guidelines. Do the right thing. Follow standard procedures and submit to the correct editor. Thanks.

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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.