A Note About Anonymity

Issue 12’s content is set. We’ll be completing notifications to contributors later this week. Look for Issue 12 on May 3.

Please note that in our effort to read blind, we are now tightening our policy regarding the inclusion of identifying marks in submissions. We focus on the submission, not the submitter. That enhances diversity and helps new voices be heard. In the past, we’ve overlooked identifying marks on submissions if they did not interfere with our blind review.

That is changing. Please do not place any identification anywhere in your submission. Submittable allows for a cover letter and third-person bio. That must be the only place your name or other identifying information should appear. Here are examples of identifying information that will disqualify submissions:

  • name, etc. as header or footer on a submitted page (attachment)
  • cover letter as part of the body of the submission (attachment)
  • name, etc. in the title (e.g. – Panoply Submission, Ezra Pound) You can use initials if you must.

Thanks for helping us concentrate on the quality of the work! And thanks so much for submitting such wonderful art.

Andrea, Jeff, and Ryn, Editors

2 thoughts on “A Note About Anonymity

  1. Dear Editors,

    I don’t want to be a pest, but according to this note I should have heard from you about the fate of three poems. I am reluctant to continue sending them out when a decision is imminent. Please let me know. Regards, Steve Deutsch

    Sent from my iPad

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