Wednesday, January 07, 2009

High Quality Guest Checks into No Tell, There Goes the Neighborhood

Meet Craig Teicher: Best American

Who says bitching on a poetry blog doesn't change the world? Take note Pushcart! No Tell Motel doesn't just publish good poetry, we publish the best. Or so they tell us.


At 8:05 AM, Blogger Tortilla ex Machina said...

Just read the December 9th comment regarding online publication nominations for the Pushcart & BAP.

I agree that there aren't as many onlines nominated (for either) than print publications, but there are many online nominations (and inclusions) for both.

I don't have the figures (or the books) handy right now, and it is early, and I feel lazy, but it's true, I promise.

My experience, for example, is exactly 50/50 – been nominated twice from print, twice from online.

What I do agree with–completely–is how awful an idea it is to charge reading fees for contests for publications. Publications become–paying fees for love.

And I agree with Collin's comment but would go one further – I don't care about winning (although it would be nice) – nomination is the more important thing (for me.) Nomination means that there are those in the community who stand behind your work–and that is what, working in isolation–I suspect many writers need or want to know more than anything else.

Besides, I am a little chintzy. I would rather spend the money binding my stuff via Kinko's and giving it to friends. Next stop: learning to bind and saying vamoose to Kinko's.

All the best,


PS I hold out evenl ess hope than usual for the Pushcart this time. This time the poem is about reading about Mighty Mouse in TV Guide.

At 11:37 AM, Blogger mgushuedc said...

Congrats to No Tell Motel and Craig. You rock.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...


At 2:59 PM, Blogger Laurel said...

As Mose would say, "Wock & Woll"

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Collin Kelley said...



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