But I wanted you to know that I took a risk last week--I attempted to practice what I preach at you day after day. And here is an excerpt from the response I received:
Thank you for your submission. We look forward to reading your poetry.
Our reading time averages 2-6 months, sometimes longer. When we've reached a decision, you will hear from us by email. We appreciate your patience as we read and respond to everyone's work.
The Poetry Editors
The New Yorker
I am planning to use this venture as a daily art meditation and experimentation. I am a big believer in visual brainstorming and in working on studies before starting a larger piece. Instead of tossing these studies, I will make them a little more finished out and sell them. I have done this sporadically in the past, but I like the structure of doing something each day. And after all, if I can take time to drink coffee each morning, I can set aside 30 minutes to make a "mini."