Post by Will Dockery
Likewise, a poetry chapbook isn't a term paper.
ME never said any such thing. She said that your chapbook looked like one of her high school term papers.
Learn to read.
On a similar note:
I took over my college's "Art & Literary Magazine" at the end of my first semester. The magazine had been founded earlier that semester, and had accepted my poem for publication. However, with only two weeks of classes left, and no sign of the magazine, I asked a friend about it and was told that the founder (and editor) was too busy with his finals to bother with it. I suggested to my friend that she take over (she was on the magazine's staff), but she had just been elected editor of the school newspaper, and would not have time for both projects. She then suggested that I take it over. So I did.
In order to take it over, I had to schedule, organize and win an election -- while typing up all the submitted manuscripts in a similar size and font. After winning the election, I had one week left to select which poems went in, do a layout, secure our budget and get the magazine printed (photocopied) and distributed. I also hadn't the faintest idea about how to publish a magazine. When I proudly handed one of the completed issues to my girlfriend, she told me that it looked like a term paper.
For the following issues, I significantly increased our budget, and the magazine became a slick, professionally printed glossy with a full color centerfold featuring student artwork.