Posts Tagged: The Review Review

The Rumpus Interview with Becky Tuch

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Becky Tuch discusses founding The Review Review, motherhood, creativity, and the future of literary magazines.

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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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Not All Online Journals Are Created Equal

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Online journals have evolved into legitimate publications, and print journals are not necessarily better simply because they have physical form. But that doesn’t make all online journals equal. The Review Review details important criteria for writers trying to assess which digital markets are right for them, and offers tips on how to find those publications.

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There’s No Crying in Writing

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Thrice Fiction editor RW Spryszak has some advice for writers: rejection isn’t personal. Sending hate mail to editors is no way to get published. Writers may resent changes that editors request, but it’s all part of the process: Writers need to have the perspective to understand that most editors in the small press world also […]

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Understanding Experimental Writing

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Too often new writers expect experimental fiction simply means abnormal page layouts, says Sequoia Nagamatsu, an editor for Psychopomp. Writing in The Review Review, Nagamatsu explores a better definition: In other words, a successful literary experiment (regardless of whether that experiment resembles realist fiction or your Settlers of Catan board) has to do more than […]

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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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