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ABOUT THOSE LINES YOU BORROWED

by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson, Gyroscope Review Editor Who hasn’t been inspired by other writers, memorized lines that break our hearts open, been jealous of another writer’s way of ordering words and making stanzas that enhance meaning beyond expectations? For me, lines from Shakespeare got my attention in middle school when I thought sonnets were the most romantic of art forms: Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love…

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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR SUBMISSION GETS THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES

With one month to go in our current reading period, we’ve received 229 submissions. Of those submissions, we’ve already declined or withdrawn 148. There are 63 pieces in process right this minute, and that will change by the time this post goes live. Every reading period, we see some of the same trends, not all of them good trends. Since we want you to succeed as poets, want to get submissions that both make us honored…

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