Warm, Wise Submissions Tips


Submit to the idea that submitting your work can teach you where you’ve come from as a writer, where you’re at as a writer, and where you might be going as a writer.

For Gulf Coast‘s blog, Joseph Scapellato enumerates reasons to submit your creative work to literary magazines.

“So that you might be productively humbled by acceptance” is one—but only one. All of them, though, are wise, clear-eyed, and rewarding ways to approach the submissions process when you’re feeling intimidated and small.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →