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Old 03-18-2018, 04:29 PM
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Out of curiosity, what's up with the Raintown these days? I left in 2016, but I've seen nothing regarding suspension of publication (and I still get emails asking about the status of submissions from time to time).
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:34 PM
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But per Measure, I can vouch for the amount of time and especially energy that doing a little magazine reasonably well takes. A dozen or so years with full-time day jobs, one's own writing, families, and so on is a remarkably good run. And Measure, let's recall, while a fairly different journal from The Formalist, was at the same time consciously taking that particular baton.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:39 PM
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but so frequently publications say they are open to formal poems but then you read what they publish you hardly see any.
Tim Green has told me more than once (while rejecting my formal poems, but encouraging me to try again) that he really wants to publish more formal work in Rattle, but he just doesn't receive many high-quality submissions in form.

So if you don't see many formal poems in a venue that claims to be form-friendly, that doesn't necessarily mean that the editor isn't, in fact, form-friendly. He or she may simply be very, very picky, due to the high volume of other submissions.

Not that that makes the rejection sting less, when you know that the editor didn't reject your work because it rhymed, but because it stank.

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Old 03-18-2018, 06:13 PM
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Out of curiosity, what's up with the Raintown these days? I left in 2016, but I've seen nothing regarding suspension of publication (and I still get emails asking about the status of submissions from time to time).
Still going, though the most recent issue was delayed for some time. I submitted something last year that was rejected in September, and submitted again in January this year—still waiting on that one.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:23 PM
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not that that makes the rejection sting less, when you know that the editor didn't reject your work because it rhymed, but because it stank.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:26 PM
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Serious note, my Duotrope tells me that Raintown rejected something yesterday.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:36 PM
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Not to spam this. Question on "Blue Unicorn."

People's thought on this? Their blurbs are, let's say, an odd mix. Is it a worthwhile publication?
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:15 PM
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Andrew, Blue Unicorn is a small print journal, so it is not a high-visibility venue, but it does regularly include some formal verse and translations in form, along with free verse. I have been published in it for many years. It is not political, so it is not likely to get you in hot water for the company you keep.

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Old 03-18-2018, 09:24 PM
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An update on Erik's list:

Able Muse (F): Alive and Kicking
Alabama Literary Review: Hasn't published in 2 years
American Arts Quarterly: Nothing online since '16...how do you submit?
Antiphon, Alive and Kicking
Angle (MF): Indefinite Hiatus
Atavic Poetry: Duotrope thinks it's defunct
Asses of Parnassus (F): Alive and Kicking
Autumn Sky Daily: Alive and Kicking
The Barefoot Muse (F): Defunct
Birmingham Poetry Review: Alive and Kicking
Better Than Starbucks: Alive and Kicking
Blue Unicorn: Alive and Kicking
Cave Wall: No new issues in over a year
The Classical Outlook (T): Alive and Kicking
Crazy Horse: Alive and Kicking
The Critical Pass Review: No New Issues in over a year
Commonweal: Alive and Kicking, but religious-based journal
Contemporary Rhyme (F): Defunct
Dappled Things: Alive and Kicking, but religious-based journal
Ecotone (MF): Alive and Kicking, but "place-based" only
Ekphrastic Review: Alive and Kicking
The Evansville Review: Alive and Kicking
Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry (C): Alive and Kicking, but a competition
Goblin Fruit: "Website's security has been compromised for over a month"
Hudson Review: Alive and Kicking
The Hopkins Review: Alive and Kicking
Kenyon Review: Alive and Kicking
Lighten Up Online: the quarterly verse webzine (F): Alive and Kicking
Lunch Ticket: Alive and Kicking
Iron Horse Literary Review: Alive and Kicking
IthacaLit: Alive and Kicking
The Lyric (F & C): Alive and Kicking
Light (MF): Alive and Kicking
Lavender Review: Alive and Kicking, but for LGBT only
Margaret Reid Prize (C): alive and kicking, but a competition
Mezzo Cammi (F): Alive and Kicking, women only
The National Poetry Review: Alive and Kicking
New Verse News: Alive and Kicking, left wing poetry
Off the Coast: Alive and Kicking
The Orchards Poetry Journal (F): Alive and Kicking
Oxford Poetry: Alive and Kicking
Peacock Journal: Alive and Kicking
PNR Review: Alive and Kicking
The Poetry Porch (MF): Alive and Kicking
Poetry: Alive and Kicking
River Styx: Alive and Kicking
Poem Tree (F): I can't find this journal
Rattle: Alive and Kicking
The Raintown Review (F): Alive and Kicking
RHINO Poetry: Alive and Kicking
The Rondeau Roundup (C): Alive, but only competitions
The Road Not Taken: the journal of formal poetry (F): Alive and Kicking
Rat’s Ass Review: Alive and Kicking
[i]Richard Wilbur Award (C): Alive and Kicking, but a competition
The Rotary Dial: Defunct, so saith this thread
Star*Line: Alive and Kicking, but scifi
Strong Verse: Alive and Kicking...founded by Orson Scott Card
Society of Classical Poets Journal (F): Alive and Kicking...right-wing to Trumpist lean at times
Shenandoah: Alive and Kicking
Snakeskin (MF): Alive and Kicking
32 Poems: Alive and Kicking
Think Journal: Alive and Kicking
Thrush: Alive and Kicking
Umbrella: Defunct
Unsplendid (MF): Alive(?)...haven't published in a while
Valparaiso Poetry Review: Alive and Kicking
WestWard Quarterly (MF): Alive and Kicking
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:44 PM
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The Yale Review, The Dark Horse, Literary Imagination, American Literary Review and Crab Orchard Review can also be added to the formal-friendly list.

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