Right Hand Pointing

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Right Hand Pointing does about 12 issues a year of short poetry, very short fiction, art, and other things. They also e-publish chapbooks, but do not accept unsolicited submissions for those. Fiction is 500 words and under. Poetry is 16-20 lines max, or 75-100 words max, but you must review the guidelines.

rhp was founded and is edited by Dale Wisely. Dale selects poetry and art and designs each issue. Fiction editor is F. John Sharp. Copy Editor is F. J. Bergmann.

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Poetry Rejections

Standard, 1st submission to us

Dear [AuthorFirstName], Thank you for sending work to Right Hand Pointing. We very much appreciate thinking of us as a possible outlet for your writing. We regret, however, that we have decided to pass on this submission. You're always welcome to submit again. Very best, Dale, Right Hand Pointing

Standard, for someone we've published before

Dear [AuthorFirstName], Thank you for sending more work to Right Hand Pointing. It's good to hear from you again. We regret, however, that we have decided to pass on this submission. (OPTIONAL: A brief note on why.) You're always welcome to submit again and we hope you will. Very best, Dale Right Hand Pointing

A response designed not to encourage more submissions. :(

Dear [AuthorFirstName], Thank you for sending your work to Right Hand Pointing. We regret, however, that we have decided to pass on this submission. Very best, Dale Right Hand Pointing

Prose Rejections

Standard

Thank you for submitting "XXXXXXXXX" RIGHT HAND POINTING. I'm sorry but we've decided to pass on this work. Please try us again. Best regards, John RIGHT HAND POINTING

Another Tier

Thank you for submitting "XXXXXXXXXX" to RIGHT HAND POINTING. I'm sorry but we've decided to pass on this work. I really liked the premise and the characters but I felt that it didn't deliver on its theme enough to make me take it. Please try us again. Best regards, John RIGHT HAND POINTING

Another Tier

Thank you for submitting "XXXXXXXX" to RIGHT HAND POINTING. This was so close but in the end it just didn't punch me in the gut the way I needed it to. I hope you'll try us again. Best regards, John RIGHT HAND POINTING
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