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About Word Salad Poetry Magazine
Note: We prefer that if you email your submissions, you submit your poems and a cover letter with biography, as one email attachment in MS Word, PDF, rtf or Open-Office format. Please read the Submission Guidelines before submitting.
Word Salad Poetry Magazine and Haiku Ramblings are edited by co-editors Jean Arthur Jones and Bruce Whealton.
Word Salad has remained a free publication on the web since 1995. While we are free and the submission process is more simple than with print publications, we do not sacrifice on quality. We publish only poems with high creative and literary merit. We are proud of the fact that online web-based publications are seeing the same recognition from literary establishment as the more traditional print publications.
- word salad
- –noun incoherent speech consisting of both real and imaginary words, lacking comprehensive meaning, and occurring in advanced schizophrenic states. The complete citation for this definitiion is as follows: American Psychological Association (APA): word salad. (n.d.). WordNet® 3.0. Retrieved April 14, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word salad
Bruce Whealton writes, "I once told a writer for the Wilmington Star News, that I liked that name because, when I was back in elementary school, I suppose that is what I felt about poetry. Poetry, at one point, at such a young age, seemed incoherent. I also have a background of interest in the psychological field.
We have a few guidelines to offer poets seeking to submit poems to us for publication. We require that all poems submitted to us online include your name, or pseudonym, and your email address. We cannot use your work if you do not include this information.
We further request that you read the poems we have published in this edition and previous editions and that you read the poetry of our staff to get an idea of the kind of poetry we will publish. Doing this will increase your chances of getting published here.
We should add that we do not publish poems that use explicit language of a profane nature. We would like to encourage authors/poets to find other ways of expressing themselves, other uses of language.