I think most student publications are sub par.
This morning I received an acceptance letter from one. It was one I sent five really good poems and one I have since come to loathe. Of course they accepted only the atrocious one.
At first I thought about recanting my submission but I decided to ask Joy. She told me that this always happens to poets and I should publish the shitty piece and move on.
There will be no post revealing the name of the publication. I will not celebrate. But I look forward to reading other's pieces in the magazine. And those rejected five will go to another literary magazine.