Posts tagged lit mag
Posts tagged lit mag
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.