I would like to apologize personally for the delay of the publication. I was out of the country on a business trip and had almost no access to the internet. As I do have final say so on the publication, everyone had to wait for me to return and dug myself out from under my mountain of e-mail. Again, so sorry! Our August issue should still go out on time. Thank you for your patience.
When selecting poems for this issue, we turned away OVER 50 poems for not following the submission guidelines. These are important. Please read them and adhere to them when submitting to AL.
We also declined several poems because they had not actually been pasted or typed into the form. It was strange. We received several blank submissions. Some just had titles. Please make sure that you're filling the form out before submitting. Thanks! This may have been an issue with Green Submissions. There were so many of them. We don't rightly know. But, if you received a response saying that we had not received any submission, PLEASE SUBMIT AGAIN! We want to read those poems.