POETRY EDITOR'S COMMENTARY ON 2020 "GLOBAL WARMING" ENTRIES
Overall, I was very pleased with the quality of work submitted, and the research and craft that went into many submissions. Reasons for rejection could have included, but are not limited to, these: (1) The poem exceeded the 45-characters-per-line limit, which was clearly stated on this site and in paper flyers, and thus was disqualified (if I really liked the poem, I may have changed line breaks and done minor edits to get your poem within the 45-characters-per-line limit); (2) though good to excellent, the poem did not hone closely enough to the "Global Warming" theme to meet my satisfaction; (3) either the approach, or the craft, or both were not up to the same par as your accepted submission.
All of the above poets are invited to join us (at their own expense) in Sussex County, NJ on Sun August 2, starting 12:30pm, for our Supplement 10 "Global Warming" debut, which will include readings of the published poems by the authors present, and a picnic-style potluck. Bring what you can (no alcohol, please). New Yorkers will be picked up at Dover station, and returned to the train station after the reading for the ride home.
Accepted poets also will be given the opportunity to upgrade to full 2020-2021 subscriber status in mid-August, which will open to them the opportunity to submit to Supplement 11, "Decade of Dichotomy, 2011-2020," coming Spring 2021 (postmark deadline TBD, details coming later).
POETS RETURNING TO OUR PAGES IN 2020 IN
SENSATIONS MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT 10, "GLOBAL WARMING": XX
TOTAL NUMBER OF POEMS BY RETURNING POETS: XX
Below are the titles of poems accepted that were submitted by our active subscribers. Titles are listed per poet - you will see the final sequencing of poems when you get your copy of Supplement 10.
TO BE ADDED
Next Up: Sensations Magazine Supplement 11, "Decade of Dichotomy, 2011-2020," coming Spring 2021.