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I love your suggestions and the "catches" that you make within my work. If my dream of ever getting a book published comes true, I want you guys to do my editing. You're the best!
It’s like Christmas when I get to open a new issue of the Aurorean! Thanks again for everything you and your staff do!
—Bridgette E. Hahn
Just wanted to thank you for the splendid edition of the latest Aurorean. What an accomplishment for you and poetry. Thanks for allowing me to take part. Here's to 15 more!
I received my contributor’s copies of the Aurorean yesterday and just had to compliment you on your gorgeous cover photograph. Your journal’s cover is always lovely, but you really outdid yourself with this issue.
I have received my copies of the Spring/Summer edition of the Aurorean. The book is lovely and I am very appreciative to see my poem so nicely presented.
Apart from the poems, what makes the Aurorean special is the sense of community it creates around poetry and the seasons we share.
Thank you for including my little poem. I'd like to take a moment, too, to note your professional handling of submissions, notification of receipt, acceptance, editing of text, method of acquisition of proofed bio and so on is second to none. Completely organized and thought-out-in-triplicate, timely, and personal…What a sensible and pleasant experience.
—D. James Smith
I recently received my copy of the Aurorean and want to congratulate you on such a lovely publication. Beautiful job. The photography is great; the contents are great. You can be very proud of this publication…I know how hard you guys work and I appreciate the efforts you take in, well, getting anything to the presses these days! Thanks for accepting my work.
Perhaps this careful yet caring reputation is the reason former Poet’s Market editor Chantelle Bentley titled her feature article on the Aurorean as such: “Editor Creates a Place for Poets Still Looking for a Home.” Bentley wrote: “This very humanistic attitude is at the center of what the Aurorean is all about.”