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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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March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters
TODAY (April 3) is your LAST DAY to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). Comment on the blog post (link above) to enter.
But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters

TODAY (April 3) is your LAST DAY to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). Comment on the blog post (link above) to enter.

But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

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March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters
TOMORROW (April 3) is your LAST DAY to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). Comment on the blog post (link above) to enter.
But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters

TOMORROW (April 3) is your LAST DAY to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). Comment on the blog post (link above) to enter.

But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

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March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters



Comment on the blog post (link above) by April 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters

Comment on the blog post (link above) by April 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

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March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters



Comment on the blog post (link above) by April 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters

Comment on the blog post (link above) by April 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)!

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March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters
Comment on the blog post (link above) by April 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)! Generous!

March’s Lit Mag Spotlight: New Letters

Comment on the blog post (link above) by April 3 to enter to win a one-year subscription to New Letters AND a New Letters cap, proudly worn by some of the best writers in the country (choose red or black, as pictured at the bottom of the post). But that’s not all! If readers call New Letters at (816) 235-1168 and mention the Lit Mag Spotlight, they’ll be happy to offer a two-year subscription for $12 off. That would be eight issues of New Letters for only $24 (normally $36)! Generous!

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5 Tips For Creating A Strong Excerpt From Your Novel Or Memoir - Writer's Relief, Inc.

We’ve already discussed how publishing an excerpt from your book in a literary magazine can be a powerful marketing tool. It’s a great strategy to generate enthusiasm about your book among literary agents, editors, and prospective readers.

But where to start? How long should an excerpt be? Should authors pick a random chapter—or should they specially create a story or essay based on the novel? Before you panic, check out these tips to create a strong, buzz-worthy excerpt.

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Red Flags: Shortcuts That Agents & Editors Will Use To Reject Your Writing - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Everybody knows the best way to get an acceptance letter is to write well (duh!) and target submissions well. But did you ever stop to wonder what red flags professional readers look for when they’re slogging through piles and piles of manuscripts?

Red flags are like shortcuts for exhausted readers. What red flags are you waving?

Think of it this way: When you’re deciding whether or not you want to eat at a particular restaurant, you’re going to glance at the menu quickly before you make the decision about whether or not to read deeper into the individual appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

If you’re a hardcore carnivore, you’re probably going to pick out tofu, tempeh, and seitan as red flags. No need to spend any more time looking at this menu! Now it’s off to the Steak House!

People who are reading submissions (reading them until their eyes cross) also have short cuts. They look for red flags. They use them as signposts that can mean “this might end up being a rejection.”

You know we love writers, and it is our commitment to help not only those writers who become our clients, but ALL writers. Every writer is a new writer at some point: That’s why we offer these kinds of articles. We hope this will help YOU make better submissions and get positive results.

Here are the MOST COMMON red flags we see in the submissions that our Review Board (usually but not necessarily always) ends up rejecting.

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Poetry Turnoffs: Styles And Formatting That Make Editors Cringe - Writer’s Relief Blog

It’s our job to stay tuned in to trends in the publishing industry, and we’ve noticed that some poetry formatting choices don’t resonate well with editors of literary journals. If you’d like to get your poems published in literary magazines, consider these tips before making your submission.

Poetry Turnoffs: Styles And Formatting That Make Editors Cringe - Writer’s Relief Blog

It’s our job to stay tuned in to trends in the publishing industry, and we’ve noticed that some poetry formatting choices don’t resonate well with editors of literary journals. If you’d like to get your poems published in literary magazines, consider these tips before making your submission.

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