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Words Of Wisdom: You’re Never Too Old To Write
As the last of the Baby Boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays in 2014, they’re redefining what it means to reach this milestone. Years ago, turning 50 might have signaled a time to consider retirement while sitting by the fireplace in a rocking chair. Nowadays, guys and gals age 50+ are choosing to remain on the job and enjoy activities like hiking, gourmet cooking, travel, and—of course—writing!

Remember: No matter how old you are, you’re still a work in progress. If you’ve been writing stories, essays, or poetry—keep writing! The best is yet to come.

If you’re worried that it’s too late to start…well, to paraphrase the words of a famous advice columnist… “how old will you be if you don’t do it?”

This is a great time for you to be writing. With years of memorable experiences, you definitely have stories to tell. You can write because you want to leave a legacy for future generations, or you can write to give voice to your inner muse. Who knows…maybe the author of the next great novel that everyone will be talking about—is you!
 And if you need a little inspiration, take the advice of these writers, who are (or were) still writing to great acclaim well into their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s.

Words Of Wisdom: You’re Never Too Old To Write

As the last of the Baby Boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays in 2014, they’re redefining what it means to reach this milestone. Years ago, turning 50 might have signaled a time to consider retirement while sitting by the fireplace in a rocking chair. Nowadays, guys and gals age 50+ are choosing to remain on the job and enjoy activities like hiking, gourmet cooking, travel, and—of course—writing!

Remember: No matter how old you are, you’re still a work in progress. If you’ve been writing stories, essays, or poetry—keep writing! The best is yet to come.

If you’re worried that it’s too late to start…well, to paraphrase the words of a famous advice columnist… “how old will you be if you don’t do it?”

This is a great time for you to be writing. With years of memorable experiences, you definitely have stories to tell. You can write because you want to leave a legacy for future generations, or you can write to give voice to your inner muse. Who knows…maybe the author of the next great novel that everyone will be talking about—is you!

And if you need a little inspiration, take the advice of these writers, who are (or were) still writing to great acclaim well into their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s.

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Industry Influencer: Submittable



If you submit regularly to literary journals, then you’ve probably run across Submittable, the online submission manager that allows writers to make, track, and manage submissions to participating publishers.
Today, Submittable CEO Michael A. Fitzgerald takes a moment out of his busy day to talk about how Submittable is changing writers’ lives. Check it out!
CONTEST: Leave a comment or question on the original blog post by August 20, and you’ll be entered to win a Submittable T-shirt, a Submittable headband, and a copy of Michael’s first novel, Radiant Days! U.S. residents only.

Industry Influencer: Submittable

If you submit regularly to literary journals, then you’ve probably run across Submittable, the online submission manager that allows writers to make, track, and manage submissions to participating publishers.

Today, Submittable CEO Michael A. Fitzgerald takes a moment out of his busy day to talk about how Submittable is changing writers’ lives. Check it out!

CONTEST: Leave a comment or question on the original blog post by August 20, and you’ll be entered to win a Submittable T-shirt, a Submittable headband, and a copy of Michael’s first novel, Radiant Days! U.S. residents only.

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The Writer’s Relief Review Board is OPEN! (Deadline: TODAY! AUGUST 15TH)

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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.

Send Us Your Best Work Now!

Submit Here: http://www.writersrelief.com/review_board/

Submission Guidelines/Review Board FAQ: http://www.writersrelief.com/submission-guidelines-for-review-board/

(For more information about Writer’s Relief, visit www.writersrelief.com)

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So here is why I write what I do: We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories. And we all, every single one of us, no matter who we are and no matter what’s been taken from us or what poison we’ve internalized or how hard we’ve had to work to expel it –– we all get to dream.
N.K. Jemisin

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Visual Poetry: Tips for Writing and Publishing Poem With Fun Shapes

Many poets tackle visual poetry. While some poetry editors at literary journals LOVE visual poems, others are, shall we say, suspicious of them. Visual poems run the risk of being corny and trite. (Exhibit A: See poem above.) Great for Hallmark, maybe—but for a lit mag? Not so much.

Visual poems are REALLY hard to do well. Just like a poem that rhymes is hard to do well. Some poets tackling visual poems will find themselves sacrificing the music of a line for the shape of it or sacrificing the depth of an idea so that the tree has a trunk. There’s a very strong risk of a visual poem being cuter than an editor can handle.

That said, visual poems that are done well can be clever and playful, beautiful and moving. But how can a poet tell the difference?

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The Writer’s Relief Review Board is OPEN! (Deadline: TOMORROW! AUGUST 15TH)

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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.

Send Us Your Best Work Now!

Submit Here: http://www.writersrelief.com/review_board/

Submission Guidelines/Review Board FAQ: http://www.writersrelief.com/submission-guidelines-for-review-board/

(For more information about Writer’s Relief, visit www.writersrelief.com)

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