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A Much-Needed Submitter-Contributor Appreciation Post

Nostrovia! Poetry, The Traveling Poet, and The Gap-Toothed Madness mentioned in this wonderful post written by Alex Grover, Yorick Magazine

Yorick Magazine

Dear people who cross the digital expanse and pray their submitted work gets in,

You are the champions of the literary world. If you do not view yourself as “equal to” or “greater” than the literary magazines you support, then you are looking at this culture all wrong. What is a magazine without its submitters? What does it really mean to submit?

Let’s look at the definitions of “submitting” for a moment:

sub·mit  (sb-mt)

v. sub·mit·tedsub·mit·tingsub·mits

1. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.

2. To subject to a condition or process.

3. To commit (something) to the consideration or judgment of another.

4. To offer as a proposition or contention: I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable.


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If applied to writers, the first definition imagines the submitter as a small kingdom who yields to an empire…

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Jeremiah Walton is wary of writing a bio. Learning vulnerability on social media. Learning to let the poems shut up & listen. New shit coming soon. Thank you.

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