Many thanks for your 2015 submissions to our forthcoming anthology of disabled and D/deaf poets. We wanted to let you know that we will hopefully be making decisions and contacting poets by Spring/Summer 2016. You might not receive contact from us for a long while, but rest assured we are reading and considering your work seriously.
The calibre of writing is very high and decisions will be difficult. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give everyone detailed feedback, as there are over 500 pages of poetry and cover letters for us to read. This is an exciting but daunting task!
We are volunteer editors working on this project in our own time, and the project is currently unfunded. We are also all ill and disabled — so, as you can appreciate, the process is a massive undertaking. We thank you for your patience.
If for any reason you wish to withdraw your submission, just let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, if any poems you have submitted are published elsewhere in the meantime, please drop us an e-mail with details.
All the best and many thanks again for sharing your work with us.
Sandra Alland, Marcie Burnhope & Daniel Sluman