Hi everyone! I'm pleased to announce two short pieces have been put up at Sour Cherry Mag. The two pieces are called "We Will Always Be Monsters" and "Made of Bones." You can find them here. Also, if you want to know more about submitting to Sour Cherry Mag, you can find their guidelines here. … Continue reading Pieces Up at Sour Cherry Mag!
A Writing Goal. Or Is It? Writers deal with rejection. It's happened to the best of us, and it's just a part of being a writer. You might have read an article or two about rejection like how to deal with it, the right mindset to have, famous authors who overcame rejection, etc. But there's … Continue reading Here’s Why Writers Shouldn’t Aim for Hundreds of Rejections
A Look Back at History Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the spirit of last week's post, I thought I would add to this series by looking at journals and magazines that look for historical fiction. At first glance, it might not seem like a lot, but many journals that look for genre fiction also … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 8)
Photo by Guillaume Meurice on Pexels.com You can't talk about small presses without bringing the genre portion into the conversation, particularly science fiction and fantasy. These two genres come with mountains of opportunities in the publishing world because it's not just the "small presses" that you'll come across. There are many large and reputable sci-fi … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)
Photo by Mohammad Danish on Pexels.com I've talked about how important it is to submit to literary journals, but how does one submit to literary journals successfully? Because there's plenty of options out there, they all have their own guidelines, and many will say no. It can be a difficult and frustrating process (especially with … Continue reading Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals
For Those Who Love a Good Scare Literary journals offer a wide range of opportunities for horror and its various forms, though it may not seem like it on the onset. But as it continues to grow in popularity and enter the mainstream, more journals are offering the option to submit different kinds of horror. … Continue reading Submit to These Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 7)
Like small presses, micropresses have a special place in the literary world. Micropresses might be operating on a smaller scale (usually with one or two writers), but that doesn't mean they don't hold value. They actually have roots in the small press, but the medium allows for new and experimental directions that publishers can take … Continue reading You Should Know about This: Micro Presses (Part 1)
For the Long Short Story Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The novella seems to hang in a kind of limbo between the novel and the short story, so much so that many stick to calling it "the long short story." But the novella definitely has its place in literature, and rest assured that there are … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 6)
What Do I Do if I Enjoy Combining Genres? Photo by Soulful Pizza on Pexels.com I recently received a newsletter email from John Fox, creator of Bookfox. The message was brief, but it struck me as significant. He talked about taking risks with your writing when putting yourself out there, and how, a lot of … Continue reading Submit To These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 5)
The Mindset to Have Before Receiving a Reply Photo by Guilherme Rossi on Pexels.com It seems like everyone talks about the benefits of getting published in literary journals, or reading them, or why you should submit to them. But what good comes from the act itself of submitting to journals if you end up with … Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Submitting to Literary Journals?