Magazine Submission Rules

I'm the poetry editor for Ray's Road Review and I've been a professional poet for about 25 years. Over time, you learn -- or should learn -- various magazine submission rules, but lately some of the people submitting to RRR have been so boneheaded, I thought I'd mention a few here. First, read the submission …

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A Review of Ramones

Ramones by Jim Bessman My rating: 3 of 5 stars Let me begin by saying I've liked the Ramones for a very long time. Since roughly 1980. And while I've enjoyed their music, I never thought they were musical geniuses or lyrical geniuses the way Lennon and McCartney were or even Trent Reznor. It was …

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A Review of Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler by Peter Longerich My rating: 2 of 5 stars I give up! I surrender! I got to page 602 of this 1,050 paqe book and I simply could not proceed onward. It's flat out BORING!!! I expected to learn gripping, intimate details on Himmler, the SS, Himmler and Hitler, and more. Instead, I …

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A Review of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story

Pops: The Willie Stargell Story by Richard "Pete" Peterson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a thoroughly enjoyable book on one of the greatest players in baseball history -- Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and he was my favorite player. I always loved seeing his towering home runs …

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A Review of Their Life’s Work

Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Their Life's Work is a good book by a good author about the greatest football team of all time -- the '70s Steelers. However, I think the book could have been better, …

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