essay writing process

Sink the Shot and Save the Poem

Let’s talk about ending poems. Reading through slush I’m always looking for a kick-ass ending to a poem. It’s like watching a close basketball game. Last quarter, 2 seconds on the clock, poet racing down the page. Here’s the throw at the buzzer and Ohh…..it bounces off the rim.  I hate that.  I want the poet to succeed, make me slump back in my seat, stunned with awe and envy. Rock my world. That is…

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Miscellaneous

Heading into production

Today marks the end of the reading period for our fall issue, which means the next two weeks will consume us with producing the next edition of Gyroscope Review. Thank you to everyone who has sent us work to consider. Now your editors have to kick it into high gear. As of the moment this post was written, we received 418 submissions. We don’t have our final numbers on acceptances just yet, but 21 pieces have…

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submissions writing process

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 Of those submissions, we’ve already declined or withdrawn 148.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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