What Are the Benefits of Submitting to Literary Journals?

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?

The Depressed Writer’s Guide to Submittable

Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com Ah, Submittable. A necessary tool for most, a necessary evil for some. But it's used by PLENTY of lit journals and magazines, publishers and presses. Opportunities range from fellowships and residencies to writing contests to art and design submissions. Needless to say, it's becoming the central hub not only for … Continue reading The Depressed Writer’s Guide to Submittable

Here’s Why These Factors Make Good Fiction Writing

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com While in college, I took a creative writing minor that required me to workshop my work a lot. I'm grateful the experience, even if it was nerve-wracking at first to showcase my work. But throughout all of my classes, we would often talk about what makes writing good. If you've … Continue reading Here’s Why These Factors Make Good Fiction Writing

Reputation Builders for Writers

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I think that there's something we can all agree on: building a writing reputation is tough. In the Literary World, there's all sorts of obstacles you have to jump through as you barrel your way up through the hierarchy. Even the way you have to write your bio nowadays sounds … Continue reading Reputation Builders for Writers

Why Great Books Are Rejected

Rejections Aren't Reflections Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Life, especially a writer's life, is filled with rejection. If you're not reading the tons of blog posts talking about facing rejection as a writer and how to deal with it, you're probably reading the posts that talk about writers who faced the same rejection before succeeding. … Continue reading Why Great Books Are Rejected

Literary Journals: The Necessary Dragons and How to Conquer Them

Photo by Min An on Pexels.com Total Disclaimer: I don't think literary journals are the monsters of the Literary World that need to be felled with this one blog post. I think the opposite, in fact. I'm saying that they're daunting, and they can be scary when you try to conquer them and publish your … Continue reading Literary Journals: The Necessary Dragons and How to Conquer Them