Yes, publishing is a difficult task - but necessary for the serious writers. Especially since some editors take such a long time to reply (waiting now 8 months to hear from Interbang!), and I don't sim sub.
But I feel truly honored that my little poem is in the same publication with such an illustrious poet. I think the editor likes to have a nice sampling of poems from all levels of publishing experience - I like that.
I can hardly wait to get my print copy!
(Got to pull out my Poet's Market again - haven't submitted anything for a couple of weeks now.)
Just one person's opinion.