Looking at Jeff Bahr's publication rankings I was thrilled to see that while I did achieve a "9" publication with The Atlantic Monthly, I also achieved their only "10" ranking because I definitely saw my name on the back of The Futility Review for their Winter 2003 issue for my non-acceptance. Yes, I remember it well because that issue I was definitely not featured with Peter Pereira, Eduardo Corral, Sandra Beasley, Ivy Alvarez, and others. Wow, life is so great with all the things I didn't achieve with other poets I admire.
But the best part of the Futility Review is their merchandise: When your best just isn't good enough t-shirt. Nothing says "poet" more than this.