Raised in Texas, I was taught to hold my hand over my heart when the flag was raised, to thank everyone in uniform, and to organize my life in this order; God, Country, Family. Even now, tears spring to my eyes in some sort of Pavlovian response when I hear Lee Greenwood warble, “I’m proud to be an American.” God made America, I was told....more
Posts Tagged: submissions
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....more
I am not trying to brag, humble or otherwise, but merely establishing that perhaps the only thing I’m actually qualified to talk about in this world is literary magazine publication. Does the world need another submitting guide? Personally, I’ve found that far too many of these columns are long on vague clichés and short on real talk.
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....more
Writers don’t always use their time efficiently when it comes to submitting to literary journals. Luanne Castle, writing at The Review Review, explores strategies for improving the submission process:
I began to focus on quality rather than quantity. To find the quality journals that are right for my poetry, I had to do what I’d seldom done in the past, what so many of us writers seldom do.
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 short readings from a variety of fantastic writers....more
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.
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....more