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From: Journal requires original poetry for publication

A pox on that insignificant rag! Your work deserves a more fitting publication: the Unexpurgated London Gazette. Mr Huffam is sure to know his poetry.

Challenge information

Broad, Fox Persuasive 36

  • 25 - very chancy (41%)
  • 31 - chancy (51%)
  • 37 - modest (61%)
  • 43 - very modest (71%)
  • 49 - low-risk (81%)
  • 55 - straightforward (91%)
  • 60 - straightforward (100%)


'We are pleased to note that the work will appear in the Thursday edition...'

Most of the poetry published by the Unexpurgated London Gazette is racy stuff depicting murder or coy allusions to current scandals. Your work is a little more substantial, although you dare not stray too far from the gazette's populist needs.[...]

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'We cannot at this time...'

It's obvious that the editor doesn't know poetry from his nose. Although his letter of refusal is polite, it is none the less insulting. Avant-garde? Dangerously experimental? Lacking in murders? How dare he![...]

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