"That Glittering Possibility"
The November/December 2005 issue of Poets & Writers
contains the article "That Glittering Possibility: Eighteen Debut Poets Who Made Their Mark in 2005" By Kevin Larimer. Almost all eighteen poets are teachers. This disturbs me a bit because I am not a teacher which reduces the probability of publication.
I thought when I submit a poetry manuscript a publisher would judge it by its contents. Maybe that 60+ page manuscript I've completed needs more than a cover letter--like a resume and list of name-dropping literary connections.