I’ve just begun my poetry editorial debut at Prick of the Spindle. Its a load of work, but quite rewarding. Editing is for me a humbling experience. I used to view it as a position of power (as a poet constantly rejected), and I suppose in some ways it is, but from the editing perspective, it is the poet that has the power to make their work known or unknown. The editor is only there to help that potential be realized.
Feel free to browse the poetry selections (not to mention the great articles and fiction) and if you’re in the mood, why don’t you submit a few poems?
My recommendation: Send only your best work only and pay close attention to the submission guidelines.
Congratulations on your editorial gig? I just started reading for Blue Mesa Review, the literary journal of the University of New Mexico Creative Writing Department… we have some 900 submissions that came in after last year’s deadline and over the summer. What a job!! I’m reading creative non-fiction at the moment, but the big backlog is in fiction, so I’ll probably join them once we’re caught up with CNF… encourage all your writer friends to submit CNF. We could use some really good pieces.