Can't I just submit without a bio?

@sallypup (27106)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 19, 2016 4:17pm CST
I am not a fan of biographies. If I want my poetry included in the anthology then I must sit down and figure out something to say. About me. Groan. I am not a braggart. I do not boast. I did it. I sat down. I stared at the keyboard. One letter at a time, a bio emerged. I decided to state a fact: I have been published in a few other places. I decided to list two and keep it at that. I also stated that my latest chapbook is on Amazon. Good enough. Solid and done. Time to breathe again.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Oct 16
I often mention something odd, like I love cheese, spending time my dog(s), etc. But speaking about oneself is hard, might be easier to have someone ELSE write such a thing. Hmm, there might be a good mylot post, ask others to summarize us, lol
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt I'm not sure that writing "I am a sugar addict" would look good in a literary anthology.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Oct 16
@sallypup "She enjoys the sweeter things in life, from a fine chocolate, to a loving moment with her friends and family."
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt Sounds good but its not true. I went cold turkey on all things sugar and I would leave out the family bit. You're a great writer.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
20 Oct 16
I have a bio for you on my site, if you ever need another one I'll send it to you. I'm glad you wrote one, though - they are surprisingly hard, though I've written a couple of my own now too.
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct 16
@Rohvannyn I found the act of writing a bio a moment in which to reflect. Some of the bios were pretty long. I wanted something sucinct and straight forward. And positive. So I put in that I was born in Whatcom and then listed a couple of the pubs that my work is in. All in less than five sentences.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
20 Oct 16
@sallypup Sounds good to me! I like a shorter bio too.
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct 16
@Rohvannyn Short and sweet. Gets things said.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 16
It does seem that every publication wants one. Where did you submit?
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct 16
@JamesHxstatic Clover, a Literary Rag. Folks from all over have their work in it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 16
@sallypup Oh yes, you told me about that one.
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@cindiowens (3841)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
19 Oct 16
Now you can relax, lol.
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Oct 16
@cindiowens You're right. What's done is done. No e-mailing I lied!! Wait!
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@JohnRoberts (57008)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Oct 16
I never like providing on myself or posting a photo. It's supposed to be about what we write.
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@sallypup (27106)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Oct 16
@JohnRoberts I agree. I wonder how many folks bother to go to the back of the book and read the bios?
@jstory07 (67105)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Oct 16
I am glad that you came up with things to write about yourself.
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