Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rejections, Suggestions, Riddle Me This

If you have ever had a poem come back with revision suggestions, "change this change that," "we like it but" ... what did you do? I would really like to hear about it. Did you make the changes?


Anonymous said...

Sorry, Keith. Never happened to me. I have had stuff accepted, and minor change suggestion subsequently made as part of the galley process (e.g. use this spelling of this word for consistency)--but never had someone ask me to change a poem in order to publish it. Follow your gut.

JforJames said...

Unless the poem is marred beyond recognition by the suggested changes, I would do them. In the end, the rights revert to you, so you change it back to way you wanted in the first place when you put into to a book.

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