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Publishing Goes Green: 10 Ways Writers Can Contribute

Authors have long been a driving force behind environmental consciousness (think Henry David Thoreau, George Perkins Marsh, Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold), using the power of words and the force of their convictions to broaden awareness and push for change.

As writers, you can get in on the action too! Here’s how…

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The Price of Pretending to Work

“The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.”
– Paul Graham

This week, Maggie illustrates a quote from Alain de Botton.

ilovecharts:

The Price of Pretending to Work

“The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.”

– Paul Graham

This week, Maggie illustrates a quote from Alain de Botton.

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Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.
Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.
CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.

CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

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The Nature Of Nature Poetry: 5 Tips For Writing Your Best Nature Poems - Writer’s Relief Blog
Nature offers a world of inspiration for creative writers; that’s no surprise. But vividly capturing the essence of nature in your poetry can be elusive and frustrating. Here are some great tips for writing poems about nature that will help you stand out when you’re making submissions.

The Nature Of Nature Poetry: 5 Tips For Writing Your Best Nature Poems - Writer’s Relief Blog

Nature offers a world of inspiration for creative writers; that’s no surprise. But vividly capturing the essence of nature in your poetry can be elusive and frustrating. Here are some great tips for writing poems about nature that will help you stand out when you’re making submissions.

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Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.
Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.
CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.

CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

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How To Submit Poems To Literary Journals And Magazines - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Writer’s Relief has helped hundreds of writers submit their poetry to literary journals and magazines, and as those of you who regularly read our Newsflash for Writers know, we’re pleased to share our techniques with you. If you’ve been hoping to publish your poems by submitting poetry to literary magazines, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get your poems to editors to increase your chances of getting an acceptance letter.

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Common Mistakes In Online Submissions To Literary Agents And Editors

Submitting a book online to literary agents, or submitting poetry, stories, and prose online to editors, poses great potential for error. Today’s creative writer needs to know how to make successful online submissions. If you’re submitting essays, poetry, and short stories, you can submit your writing directly to an editor at a literary magazine using an online submission form, also known as a submission manager. If you’re submitting a novel to a publisher or a literary agent, you may opt to send a query letter by email (an e-query) rather than by regular mail.

Taking advantage of technology is smart. Unfortunately, writers often make mistakes when submitting online, which can result in their work not being considered for publication.

Avoid these common mistakes when using online submission forms (submission managers).

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Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.
Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.
CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.

CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

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