11 Jun, 2012

Literary Magazine Layout

June 11th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

The past few days I've become obsessed with creating a book in blurb, as I am handling the layout of the literary magazine my son's school is publishing. It's been [...]

6 Oct, 2011

Write Your Story and Publish It: One of my Students Shares her Journey

October 6th, 2011|Tags: , , |

A story might catch you unaware but if you stick with it, it might lead somewhere! Congratulations to my longtime student Diane Hurles who stuck with her story through many rewrites [...]

16 Jun, 2011

Third Rule for Literary Magazine Submissions: Don’t Give Up

June 16th, 2011|Tags: , |

...or as the director of my MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte, Fred Leebron, likes to say: “Writing is a game of attrition. Don’t attrish.” This means don’t give [...]

9 Jun, 2011

Best Online Literary Magazines for Nonfiction

June 9th, 2011|Tags: , , |

My listings of the best literary magazines for nonfiction as well as the second and third best focused on print magazines. Of course some of these also publish content online but [...]

7 Jun, 2011

Withdrawing a Manuscript Submission

June 7th, 2011|Tags: , |

The next best thing after having a manuscript accepted for publication is withdrawing it from other magazines you’ve submitted it to. I’ve been doing that today and I must say [...]

27 May, 2011

First Rule for Literary Magazine Submissions: Develop a System

May 27th, 2011|Tags: , |

As an aspiring literary writer, you sooner or later need to submit your writing to literary magazines if you want to get published. Having a system helps:1.       Develop two lists: [...]

3 Mar, 2011

The Journey to Publishing

March 3rd, 2011|Tags: , |

Listen in – the journey to publishing can take many roads: This recording captures an interesting discussion about the publishing experience that I was part of at an author’s roundtable last [...]

27 Jan, 2011

Stories that Keep on Giving

January 27th, 2011|Tags: , |

Once a story has been published, you know it’s good. That’s not to say a story that hasn’t been published isn’t good, but at least you’re over the hump of [...]

6 Jan, 2011

Two Acceptances in One Day

January 6th, 2011|Tags: , |

How likely are you to receive two acceptances for publication in one day? Highly unlikely, I should say, until the very thing happened yesterday. I checked one email account to find [...]

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