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FOURTEEN TIPS FOR DEALING WITH REJECTION

I don’t mean in love, or in life. I’m talking poems here.

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Marcia Menter
It's the form-letter rejections that get me. You mean they didn't think enough of my work to plug in a short personalized phrase? ... Read More
Sunday, 05 February 2017 14:31
Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
Brilliant, as ever, Nell. However. It's not just Aunt Emily waiting for her coffee when that thick envelope thumps on to the mat (... Read More
Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:12
Guest — Nell Nelson
Frances, YeSSSSSSSSSSsssss!
Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:15
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Blog Jest

That’s what my mother used to say, especially on a Sunday: today we have jests for lunch.

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Guest — Elizabeth
Your prediction about haiku and conferences is already coming to pass, Nell :-) I have been asked to judge a haiku competition at ... Read More
Sunday, 01 May 2016 11:12
Guest — Nell Nelson
Good gracious, Elizabeth! This is quite remarkable. You must report back in September. :-)
Sunday, 01 May 2016 11:49
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The Bridge Over the River Po

In How (Not) to Get Your Poetry Published I write about having a ‘strategy’. A plan for getting work into print, finding new readers for your poems.

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Buy this book (please). No, really. I mean it.

I would prefer to give books away.

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Guest — Vishvantara
I have ordered my own copy and am now busy totalling up how many I would like to buy for friends as gifts! Can't wait to read it..... Read More
Sunday, 06 March 2016 09:57
Antony Mair
Dear Nell - delighted to say that a cheque was put in the post to you on Friday last, so chalk up another sale!
Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:18
Douglas Hall
Bought, read, inwardly digested and loved it. I now realise that I'm way too lazy to be a successful poet, which is rather liberat... Read More
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:24
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