For 18 years we have operated with limited financial and personnel resources. We have not had time to re-evaluate the reason for the publication's existence. We are now. In the mean time, the publication is in hiberation. The website will remain posted and print editions still are available from Lulu.com, our on-demand printer.
1. Read, read, and read more poetry and prose. Buy literary magazines and books. Then read them. Know the marketplace. (Movies don't count.) Support the marketplace.
2. Revise, revise, revise. When you have finished, revise again.
3. Tell a story. Start with a dilemma.
4. Tired of reading stories about narrators who dumpster dive and narrators with psychotic issues, a subject too difficult for most "sane" people to write well. Also tired of stories starting or ending with narrators waking from dreams. Finally, no plots that can be found on the Hallmark channel.
5. We prefer poems that tell stories. No list poems.
6. No ranting. Tired of angry poetry and prose about the futility of life.
7. Read the publication by going online or ordering back issues at www.snreview.org .