Writer's Relief, Inc.

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WANTED: Real Stories From Our Readers
We want to publish YOUR stories about making submissions.
> Did you get an unusual/funny/unexpected rejection?
> Did a submission that was originally turned down suddenly receive an acceptance letter?
> What was your most meaningful acceptance so far? Your most meaningful rejection?
> In your opinion, what does it take to make successful submissions?
> Anything else you want to share about what it’s like to be a writer making submissions?
If you would like us to consider publishing YOUR true story on our blog, post it here as a comment!
Genre: Nonfiction
Deadline: September 8
Length: 300 words MAX
CONTEST:  We are going to compile our favorite stories to share with our followers. Leave a comment below by September 8th, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of our acclaimed book, THE HAPPY WRITER! U.S. residents only.

WANTED: Real Stories From Our Readers

We want to publish YOUR stories about making submissions.

> Did you get an unusual/funny/unexpected rejection?

> Did a submission that was originally turned down suddenly receive an acceptance letter?

What was your most meaningful acceptance so far? Your most meaningful rejection?

> In your opinion, what does it take to make successful submissions?

> Anything else you want to share about what it’s like to be a writer making submissions?

If you would like us to consider publishing YOUR true story on our blog, post it here as a comment!

Genre: Nonfiction

Deadline: September 8

Length: 300 words MAX

CONTEST:  We are going to compile our favorite stories to share with our followers. Leave a comment below by September 8th, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of our acclaimed book, THE HAPPY WRITER! U.S. residents only.

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Writers: How To Let Go Of The Pressure To Be Perfect
For most writers, a little perfectionism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The drive to create stories, poems, essays, and books that are perfect can propel a writer’s skills from “just okay” to “stellar”—and ultimately publishable.
But perfectionism also has a dark side: If you’re a perfectionist writer, you probably agonize over every word each step of the way. Your inner critic is an ogre. No matter how often you rewrite and revise, you’re unable to accept that a given piece is done, and so you don’t submit it for publication. Or maybe you shy away from sharing your writing at all, convinced of its inadequacies. The process that should be a fun, joyful, and creative experience instead becomes fraught with worry and imagined disapproval. When perfectionism is at its worst, it leads to writer’s block (Such as: If I can’t write anything good, I won’t write at all).
When the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming, try some of these encouraging techniques.

Writers: How To Let Go Of The Pressure To Be Perfect

For most writers, a little perfectionism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The drive to create stories, poems, essays, and books that are perfect can propel a writer’s skills from “just okay” to “stellar”—and ultimately publishable.

But perfectionism also has a dark side: If you’re a perfectionist writer, you probably agonize over every word each step of the way. Your inner critic is an ogre. No matter how often you rewrite and revise, you’re unable to accept that a given piece is done, and so you don’t submit it for publication. Or maybe you shy away from sharing your writing at all, convinced of its inadequacies. The process that should be a fun, joyful, and creative experience instead becomes fraught with worry and imagined disapproval. When perfectionism is at its worst, it leads to writer’s block (Such as: If I can’t write anything good, I won’t write at all).

When the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming, try some of these encouraging techniques.

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Lit Mag Spotlight: Nimrod International Journal
It’s the last full month of summer, and we’re shining our Lit Mag Spotlight on the renowned Nimrod International Journal. Run out of the University of Tulsa and in print since 1956 (!!), Nimrod aims to publish new and well-known writers alike from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Read a little about their mission, what makes them cringe, and why you should subscribe (or keep subscribing)! Enjoy!
CONTEST: Comment on the blog post (link above) by September 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to Nimrod!
Lit Mag Spotlight: Nimrod International Journal

It’s the last full month of summer, and we’re shining our Lit Mag Spotlight on the renowned Nimrod International Journal. Run out of the University of Tulsa and in print since 1956 (!!), Nimrod aims to publish new and well-known writers alike from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Read a little about their mission, what makes them cringe, and why you should subscribe (or keep subscribing)! Enjoy!

CONTEST: Comment on the blog post (link above) by September 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to Nimrod!

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