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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What Editors Want

Catherine Carter, a poetry reader for a  literary magazine (which she carefully refrains from naming), blogs at Plougshares about what she as a reader is looking for in poetry submissions. Her blog post is entitled "The Cruel Side of the Desk."

Besides being in favor of conventional use of punctuation and capitalization as well as the judicious use of a title to get the reader's attention, Carter has a weakness for "oddball subject matter." Learn more about what gets her attention, both in  good and bad ways, by clicking on the link.

Catherine Carter has more than a dozen other posts at Ploughshares, including one about beginning a literary career later in life, and one with advice on how to teach poetry. Check out more of her work at the Ploughshares blog.

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