I received a rejection letter from The Windhover yesterday . . . and somehow, that submission was not on my own spreadsheet of "work out in the world." So, as hard as I try to stay organized, I've made at least one blunder with not recording my submissions correctly. Thank goodness, frankly, it was a rejection and not the acceptance of some poem that's been accepted elsewhere.
The Windhover is the literary journal of The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.
As much as I appreciate that journals don't usually mind simultaneous submissions, they always cause a bit of anxiety for me. I don't have work accepted often enough to get too nervous about it, but I still do.
I also received a rejection from Ghost Proposal. It's an independent press in Chicago with a lovely, sparse website and design. It was co-founded by the poet Naomi Washer and Patrick Thornton.
Hopefully I'll see a few acceptance letter in the next week or two, as editors at university-affiliated presses start to put their offices to bed for a few weeks.