Posts Tagged: submissions

Call for Submissions: New Rumpus Series on Immigration

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Torch: Stories of America is a series devoted to showcasing personal essays, interviews, and art about immigrant and refugee experiences. Edited by Arielle Bernstein, and featuring the work of diverse writers from around the globe, Torch aims to shatter stereotypes and encourage greater understanding and empathy in a world where immigrant and refugee communities are often misunderstood and marginalized. […]

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Disguising Payments Hurts Writers

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Literary journals don’t always pay contributors. But unpaid contributions are less of a problem for writers than literary journals that conceal their pay rates. Allison Williams, over at The Review Review, takes a look at how some publications handle the issue. She points out that the issue of non-payment might be fine for some writers, but […]

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Try, Try Again

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Missouri Review editor Michael Nye explains the importance of persistence when it comes to submitting to literary journals, saying that editors do begin to recognize the names and writing of long-time submitters. The argument might seem self-serving, however, given that Nye has long defended reading fees as essential to funding journals. Nevertheless, he explains that […]

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Giving Editors What They Want

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For emerging writers, submitting pieces to literary magazines can be like hacking through a jungle of confusion with a guess-machete. This piece from The Review Review, titled “What Editors Want,” will clear a path straight through for you. A teaser: If you get a standard rejection with something addition written on it—“Sorry” or (better) “Try us […]

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Get Loud with Quiet Lightning

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The Rumpus is teaming up with San Francisco nonprofit Quiet Lightning to present a live literary mix tape, and we want you to join us! Submit a piece less than eight minutes long by Wednesday, June 19 for the chance to read at the event, or just join us as a guest for an evening of […]

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How to Submit

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For whatever reason, this austere paper system works better for me than others, which says more about how my mind works than it does about Excel spreadsheets. Maybe I’m projecting, but no matter your system, if you’re a submitter, two things are essential: order and efficiency. For Tin House, Aaron Gilbreath reflects on how he keeps […]

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22 Suggestions

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HTMLGiant has 22 bits of submission-based knowledge that you can learn from/identify with, etc. No matter what your relation to submitting and publishing is, this list needs to be forwarded to the universe. This list will assuage the stress of the unknown and makes you feel better about what you’ve already found out.

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For the love of God, we are not Generation Y

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A little while ago, I got sick of hearing that my generation—which for some God awful reason is called Generation Y—was spoiled, lazy and stupid, all while we were fighting wars (one of which, I seem to remember, we were lied to about) and getting laid off in record numbers. So I and some other editors […]

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