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 [...]

14 Jun, 2011

Six Words on Dad

June 14th, 2011|Tags: , |

Dad's love: "Checked your oil lately?" (As posted by DrumHeart23 on SMITH Magazine) The quote above is my favorite six word memoir contribution so far on SMITH Magazine's dad project. [...]

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 [...]

2 Jun, 2011

Submissions: Insights from a Newly Minted Nonfiction Editor

June 2nd, 2011|Tags: , |

My friend Tracy Crow started as nonfiction editor at literary magazine Prime Number a week ago. Click here to read her insights now that she's on the receiving end of [...]

31 May, 2011

Second Rule for Literary Magazine Submissions: Manuscript Editing

May 31st, 2011|Tags: , |

This maybe should have been the first rule in literary magazine submissions because before you need to worry about developing a system (see my post of May 27), you need to have [...]

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: [...]

26 May, 2011

Second and Third Best Literary Magazines for Nonfiction

May 26th, 2011|Tags: , |

Blogger restored my post that fell victim to their May 12 outage, so here it is again: Adding to my listing of the best literary magazines for nonfiction, following are the [...]

18 May, 2011

Submissions: Consider Markets Outside of the U.S.

May 18th, 2011|Tags: |

View from my bedroom at Joyce's house I’m currently visiting my longtime writer friend Joyce Finn in her sunny paradise in Sun City Hilton Head, South Carolina. We met many [...]

6 May, 2011

In Honor of Mothers Day: “Momoirs”

May 6th, 2011|Tags: , , |

"Pregnancy is poetry. Parenting is prose." (As heard on Twitter May 4 via SMITH Magazine) What a priceless assessment of motherhood! In honor of Mother's Day, check out SMITH Magazine's Six-Word [...]

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