Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

Syllabic poetry has specific rules that should always be followed when submitting your poetry to literary journals. No one likes rejections. Here are a few things that poets should watch out for: Count your syllables and the number of lines specified for the form you are writing. Then, double-check your poem before submission. Use sodacoffee.com to check … Continue reading Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

Gardens In My Mind

This is my first effort at writing a Tanka poem.  Not my best, but learning is fun!   A Tanka poem is similar to a Haiku poem although it contains 5 lines with a syllable count for each line as such:  5/7/5/7/7 = 31 syllables.  Tanka poems use simile, metaphor and personification to enhance the words. … Continue reading Gardens In My Mind