Apparently the submission's title was so overtly sexual that poetry.com wouldn't even print it in the rejection letter, hence the empty quotation marks. The rejected poet explains: "I submitted to them because I was entering the Wergle Flomp Free Poetry Contest which 'seeks the best humor poem that has been sent to a vanity poetry contest as a joke.'" Oddly, the rejected poet notes having received the same rejection via email several times, and says this about it: "Hey, you can't have a bad dirty joke poem rejected too often."
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Never Say Never
This poetry.com rejection was sent in by reader who explains that poetry.com supposedly never rejects anything. It says: "Thank you for your submission to the International Open Amateur Poetry Competition. Unfortunately, after careful review of your contest entry, I am sorry to inform you that your poem "_" was not chosen for publication and is no longer eligible for contest prizes. We understand that poetry is a form of artistic expression and that it is not always understood by those who read it."