Recommended Reading

I wanted to be inside her. Candidiasis, babies with thrush can pass the infection to their mothers. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. ” In “Everything Crumbling Becoming Something New,” the narrator alternately grieves and celebrates her daughter’s declaration that she wants to be a boy: We want poems that move us, a strong sense of imagery, emotion, with interesting and surprising use of language, words that resonate.

They publish only poetry and respond to all submissions within a month. This one from Editor in Chief, Helen Vitoria at THRUSH Poetry Journal is the second from her and most detailed I’ve received. The mother of two slipping into church five or 10 minutes late, dressed in jeans, hair pulled back, no makeup. PANK is serene melancholy, spiritual longing, quirk and anomaly. While she displays her wares for all to see—and admire—there is a level of excellence in her verse that should provide numerous pleasures for the connoisseur.

Vitoria expects from me but what’s important is knowing she believes I’m capable of delivering it.

The next best thing is a personal rejection letter; the editor’s gift to the writer. Selection is random; however we will always offer you the choice to opt out. This literary journal publishes science fiction and fantasy short stories and responds to most submissions within a week. 66 % Duotrope-acceptance rate; 29 avg.

So where does this leave me? ” It’s dangerously conversational, like a schizophrenic at a bus stop: They’re all different, but the same in that something we did feels like it wasn’t good enough. Symptom checker: genital problems in women, the good news is that these infections are usually easy to treat and get rid of. Then, shortly thereafter, the top-shelf journal issued an acceptance for the same poem, which I had to decline.

Thrush Poetry Journal: an Anthology of the first two years

Davis informs us that the ideal submission “could be any or all of the following: They’re committed to giving personal responses to submissions – a daunting task in this age – but based on comments posted to their FB page and tracking on Duotrope, they are keeping up with it and making many, many people happy. “There is a sense in Michelle Bitting’s Broken Kingdom that the poet is announcing the advent of something both gorgeous and horrific. Candida & yeast infections, uncomplicated thrush is when there are less than four episodes in a year, the symptoms are mild or moderate, it is likely caused by Candida albicans, and there are no significant host factors such as poor immune function. If you don’t yet hear the rhythms of the song being sung in every note PANK belts out, then take a listen at the finale of Matt Petronzio’s “Studies of a Dead Bird“–you’ll learn something about finality: The press received more than 100 manuscripts and was planning to publish three. Read past issues of the journal online to see the kind of poetry we publish.

We believe in showcasing the best work we receive. And I write full time—at night. The poems will have linguistic dexterity that gives a language thrill upon first read. I got a full scholarship to college and graduate school. Our guidelines are subject to change. I read fifty poems from past issues. And that’s me. Similarly, I feel that I have never read a more beautiful poem about public sex than Nick Narbutas’s cheerfully-titled poem, “As Boston Stares Dumbstruck at My Thrusting Ass“:

Your contributions will be available immediately, with no withdrawal fees, @ 2. Instead of arriving at 161 Heaven’s Way, believers seeking the baptist church would drive to potential conversion sixteen miles away. My uniform sweater scratched through my shirt to my back. Submissions that ignore these guidelines (or parts of these guidelines) will likely be declined. We are a small volunteer staff of four, but we do our best to read and respond to submissions as timely as possible.

It will move you or else kick your ass.

An Interview with Helen Vitoria

I minored in screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago; my screenplays always used an element of poetry, so I was excited to return the favor by writing a poem that incorporates screenwriting as a form. I’ll get published anyway. Adam is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northern Virginia Community College. Amaryllis is looking for poems that leave a little something out and let the reader connect the dots. Yeast infections: symptoms, diagnosis & treatment, a UTI is a bacterial infection that affects the urinary system. It fittingly ends with this play on the entry form: How important do you feel it is for publishers to embrace modern technologies? We are not a paying market.

To that end, I broke down my poetry submissions process here—and focused on being kind to myself (taking out the self-doubt and recriminations): If your poem requires special formatting, you may then, and please only then, also include an attachment. ” I’m partial to Kristin Gilchrist’s “Zoning“–which opens in a way that is neither polite nor affected: It’s a tough world for writers. The takeaway is that we deal with rejection in all facets of our lives, and it hurts. Please write “POETRY SUBMISSION” on your subject line. They publish a new poem every Monday and Thursday and will generally come back with a yea or a nay within a couple of days.


So, always group your journals in whatever way works for you—I do it by acceptance rate. Oral thrush treatment, symptoms, contagious period & remedies, people with weakened immune systems may need to take an antifungal medicine on a continuous basis to prevent thrush infections. Averages and Boundaries: Jennifer van Alstyne.

Scholarships and Awards

Start by marking “Thrush Poetry Journal: They respond in three days or less. Part of the pain of submitting is waiting and waiting and waiting to hear if your piece is accepted. With this said, however, rhymed poetry of any nature is rarely accepted.

” I find Michelle’s cosmic mechanics fused with historical platforms akimbo and the “sheen” of personal meditations, a rare accomplishment. 86 % Duotrope-acceptance rate; 51. Describe the ideal submission. “We are looking for poetry that moves us through precise language and original and evocative imagery. Please stranger—I’m pretending not to like you. We have detailed reviews given for publications that come directly from our editor (Every Writer).

I think of editors as treasure hunters; seeking groups of words as elusive to describe as they are to find. By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Facebook through cookies. Comments will be approved before showing up. This lush new book of poems, which won the 2020 Catamaran Poetry Prize for West Coast poets, invites readers into a space that’s both contemplative and visceral. My poem "When Living Feels Like a Labor of Love" is live now at Rise-up Review. ” said this former teacher, essentially negating this whole course of defiance I had set myself on. If I read a description three times and mull it over like a book of Chinese proverbs, I move on, blaming myself for hitting my head without knowing it. Do home remedies actually work for yeast infections? – health essentials from cleveland clinic. The way she stood looking at the picture.

See a Problem?

” PANK is the leader of the pack on a motorcycle of poetry. My #GoT inspired poem, "Cersei" is now live in issue 68 "Margins," of Magma Poetry. The element of film evokes more of a narrative idea to me than stand alone dialogue.

We love that, and that is how we feel about poems. I park myself in the literary magazine and journal section of Barnes and Noble wishing a college student majoring in English would eject me for too much reading/not enough buying. You agree that if your poem/s subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to THRUSH. My poem, "Cupid, I'd Invite the Shooting," is live now at Shallow Ends. It is the kind of poem in which even the white spaces do lyrical work. ​"What Was Left of the Sestina after Looking at a Photo Album of My Father's Squadron" from Muzzle Magazine. It’s part of getting the work out there, and trying to find the editors who’ll connect with it best, and publish it.

Top Posts & Pages

She earned an MFA in poetry at Antioch University, where she studied social justice and was the editor of Lunch Ticket Issue 13. Home remedies for vaginal yeast infection, our skin’s acidity levels are also related to a breakdown in the skin’s microbiota, which guards us against bad bacteria. Nevertheless, I was so thrilled to have this particular poem accepted by THRUSH. Do you know what this jackass did? I received the following rejection letter: We want this to be easy and safe.

“Michelle Bitting is an original, no one writes quite like she does with her lush, ruminative excursions into the female psyche, into myth and the bliss and fragility of domesticity, blithe forays into sex, gender, politics, religion and what it means to be a woman, a wife, a mother, a teacher and a poet striding into the kingdom, breaking every window, blowing open every door.

Read the poem here, and do look around the issue/journal while you’re there! Most of the time, I take rejection in stride. A prose poem you’ll want to read is “Breaking Fast” by Karen Locascio: My other favorite in the latest issue is “After Films” by James Grinwis, which is one long burst of paratactic images, accumulating to put you awkwardly there, after the film and under the thumb of a beautifully oppressive brain ranting, info dumping, poeticizing on high and without safety gear: ” I love the surprising agencies invested in inanimate things as well as the jaunty cadences of Arian Katsimbras’s “Elegy for the West” (you can even hear him read this one on the website!)

Instead, it appears formatted as regular dialogue. We believe our relationship with our contributors should not end at publication and feel strongly about promoting their work whenever possible. I do a lot of poetry reading in print and online journals. 19 % Duotrope-acceptance rate; 1. There’s also “Rough Shape I Left After Lying on the Grass” by Jeremiah Gould. A unique treasure of visions and voice.

Poetry Open

” The opening of the lead poem in Issue 9 by Ann Robinson, “Northwest Wolves,” will use language to put you perceptually at the scene of a wilderness tragedy: SOFTBLOW highlights a handful of international poets each month. 11 % Duotrope-acceptance rate; 14. Why then, in my writing life, do I act with such defiance?

There’s nothing nicer than an acceptance, of course, but a personal rejection can keep writers going in a time when a below-one-percent acceptance rate is the norm. I submitted Losing Psyche and Someday. And that includes other writing, blogs, book reviews, reading submissions for Minerva Rising Literary Journal or sending critiques of other writers’ poems back to them. If you publish art, who are your favorite artists? It is good to start out by submitting your work to literary journals that have fast response times. And once you’re in, it’s for life.


This book is all heart. A Bestiary of Names: ” she bellowed. That’s me there, standing in the back near the confessional, also poised to slink out a few minutes early so I can get home earlier. Competition is high.