Thank you for your submission to Spillway. It’s always hard to say no. All editorial decisions are, as you know, subjective. Sometimes a good poem does not fit into the theme or match the tone of other work. Sometimes a good poem duplicates subject matter of a poem already accepted. I’m sorry your work was not selected for this issue of Spillway and wish you success at placing it elsewhere.
All the best,
Susan Terris Editor, Spillway