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"Stymie is a nonprofit online literary magazine, founded in 2008 on the outskirts of Saint Louis, focused on sport (and games) in literature, be it through fiction, poetry, or nonfiction."

Poetry rejections

Higher Tier / Personalized

Note: not sure how much is personalized. Edit down to common language if you receive similar.

Dear [name],

Thank you for your sending us [title] and as much as we enjoyed the work, regrettably we are going to pass at this time.

[...personal message...]

That said, we would be open to future submissions and hope to have the opportunity to read your work again in the future.

Thanks again.


Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, poetry editor
& Erik Smetana, founding editor
Stymie Magazine