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Summer Submissions To Literary Agents And Editors - Writer's Relief Blog

Does this sound familiar?

Summer comes, and suddenly it gets a little harder to get excited about making submissions, to say “no” to that barbecue invitation in favor of butt-in-chair time at your writing desk.

It’s a classic case of the ant and the grasshopper (with the grasshopper lounging around all summer long, and the ant being busy as a bee).

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

 John Lubbock

Our friend Mr. Lubbock makes a great point: Summer’s a fantastic time for R & R. Sometimes, rest can rejuvenate the imagination.

But if you’re career-minded, summer is also a great time to keep your submissions on track.

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The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award is currently open for poetry, short story, and essay submissions. Apply now!
Winners of the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award will be given over $1,800 in Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge.
Deadline: July 8, 2012. Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time.

The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award is currently open for poetry, short story, and essay submissions. Apply now!

Winners of the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award will be given over $1,800 in Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge.

Deadline: July 8, 2012. Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time.

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The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award is currently open for poetry, short story, and essay submissions. Apply now!
Winners of the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award will be given over $1,800 in Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge.
Deadline: July 8, 2012. Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time.

The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award is currently open for poetry, short story, and essay submissions. Apply now!

Winners of the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award will be given over $1,800 in Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge.

Deadline: July 8, 2012. Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time.

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Stress-Free Mingling Strategies And Conversation Starters For Writers At Conferences - Writer’s Relief Blog

It’s not easy to walk into a room filled with strangers, mingle effortlessly, and chat comfortably. For many writers, this awkward interaction is the most dreaded aspect of attending a writers conference. But a writers conference offers you a priceless opportunity to interact with other writers, editors, and literary agents—so don’t let your inner introvert keep you from making the most of it!

Stress-Free Mingling Strategies And Conversation Starters For Writers At Conferences - Writer’s Relief Blog

It’s not easy to walk into a room filled with strangers, mingle effortlessly, and chat comfortably. For many writers, this awkward interaction is the most dreaded aspect of attending a writers conference. But a writers conference offers you a priceless opportunity to interact with other writers, editors, and literary agents—so don’t let your inner introvert keep you from making the most of it!

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The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award is currently open for poetry, short story, and essay submissions. Apply now!
Winners of the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award will be given over $1,800 in Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge.
Deadline: July 8, 2012. Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time.

The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award is currently open for poetry, short story, and essay submissions. Apply now!

Winners of the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award will be given over $1,800 in Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge.

Deadline: July 8, 2012. Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time.

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Get Publishing Help - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Need help researching and preparing your submissions to literary agents and editors? You’ve come to the right place!

Writer’s Relief is an author’s submission service. We’ll do all the research and effectively target markets to boost your exposure and maximize your acceptance rate.

Learn more about us and what we can do for you.

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The Writer’s Relief Review Board is OPEN! (Deadline: TODAY! JUNE 12TH)

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Writer’s Relief is an author’s submission service (not a literary agency, publisher, or publicity firm). We help creative writers get published by targeting their poems, essays, short stories, and books to the best-suited literary agents or editors of literary journals.

We can help you get published. We will:

  • Identify the best literary agents for your book manuscript. Literary agents are key to publishing your novel, memoir, or nonfiction book.
  • Identify the best literary journals for your poetry, short story, or personal essay.
  • Create your cover or query letters.
  • Proofread and format your submissions.
  • Develop strategies that get literary agents and editors excited about your writing.
  • Make more time for you to write without sacrificing the quality and efficiency of your submissions.
  • Help you get published more often in reputable markets.

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Submit Short Stories! Learn How To Get Your Stories Published!

Want to submit short stories for publication?

Writer’s Relief has been helping writers submit short stories since 1994. Submitting short stories to literary journals can be challenging, especially if you’re going it alone!

These great articles will help you research and target markets where you can submit your short stories!

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know to submit your short prose professionally and strategically to literary journals and publishers.

Enjoy our Short Story Submissions Writers Tool Kit!

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Is Your Short Story Publisher-Friendly? 8 Ways To Make It Easier For Editors To Say YES!
These days, it seems everyone—from professional writers to that guy in the coffee shop—is submitting short stories to literary journals. How do you give your short story every possible advantage so that it grabs an editor’s attention? First and foremost, your story should be page-turning terrific. But just as important: Does your short story make it easy for an editor to say, Yes, let’s publish that?
Here are some tips that will make it easier for an editor to give his or her stamp of approval.

Is Your Short Story Publisher-Friendly? 8 Ways To Make It Easier For Editors To Say YES!

These days, it seems everyone—from professional writers to that guy in the coffee shop—is submitting short stories to literary journals. How do you give your short story every possible advantage so that it grabs an editor’s attention? First and foremost, your story should be page-turning terrific. But just as important: Does your short story make it easy for an editor to say, Yes, let’s publish that?

Here are some tips that will make it easier for an editor to give his or her stamp of approval.

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Want To Publish Your Short Stories? Be Fresh! - Writer's Relief, Inc.

If you write but can’t seem to publish your short stories, it may be time to reevaluate your techniques—especially your voice. Literary journal and magazine editors are looking for stories that are fresh and unique, with unexpected revelations and unusual perspectives. Stories that are clichéd or predictable are likely to end up in the slush pile, so make sure your short stories have a fresh voice.

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