Tough as a Rhino

White rhino & friend
Arno Meintjes
via Compfight

“…don’t let the judgment of any editor poison the intense, intimate, and necessary relationship that you have with your own work. Keep the two things scrupulously separate. The self that writes may need to be a delicate and protected creature, but the self that submits to magazines ought to be as tough as a rhino’s butt.”

  • Christian Wiman
  • Bullseye: How to Submit to Poetry
  • Poets & Writers, May/June 2009