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Today after a long hiatus, I submitted poems at a Submittathon. MP Carver set us up for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. She describes the group-sending of poems and stories as "a community event designed to get Salem State voices and creative works out into the publishing world. We'll have people there to help first timers learn the ins and outs of submitting (including cover letters, finding journals, etc).  For those with experience submitting work for publication, it's a dedicated time to focus on sending out your work. There will be snacks and prizes as well!" Jill McDonough is the first poet I know to do this. We're just following in her literary footsteps.

I was on the early side, but 12 people showed up with laptops and poems to send their poems into the world. This is the second time I've participated. The first time  (in May, or was it last December?), I didn't have anything to submit. I'm coming off of one of the worst writing droughts I've ever had. As …

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