Long time no see! I’ve been away from this blog for quite some time, but that’s because I’ve been working on some exciting new projects. And if you’ve read the title, I bet you can guess what this post is about.
That’s right! I’ve started my own online literary magazine. You can find it at the Déraciné Magazine website.
The cover for Volume I, set to release Winter 2017.
Déraciné (the adjective) is when someone is displaced from their natural environment. The theme of my magazine explores elements of this meaning through the literary gothic. Déraciné (the magazine) seeks to publish dark, psychological literature that also contains these themes.
I’m expecting to publish our debut issue this Winter 2017. But that means we’re looking for authors to submit work! If you’d like to submit your writing for potential publication in the upcoming issue, check out the submissions page on our website.
And if you like the concept, please help spread the word! I’m excited about this project and am dedicated to seeing it grow. We’ve already got a few authors preparing their submissions, and I can’t wait to read their work!
For more updates on Déraciné Magazine, be sure to follow our blog. And future updates on all my projects will be posted here, so keep checking back!
Click here to check out Déraciné, my new literary magazine.
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Some writers make the big mistake of writing a story for a specific literary magazine. I don’t just mean writing a story that we later plan to submit for a magazine. I mean assuming we completely understand the magazine’s theme, and writing a piece we think the editors will like. I’ve come to learn that this never works out in our favor. It’s much more effective to write for self-expression. Let’s talk about a few reasons why.
I’ve wanted to be an editor since I was a kid, but admittedly I didn’t know exactly what an editor did. Today I’ll talk about what an editor’s job is like, and what I’ve learned so far from my experiences. If you’re an aspiring writer, this info is helpful for knowing what happens to your work when you submit it.
Hello everyone! For my first post, I want to talk about some concerns many emerging writers, like myself, may have. Some writers are lucky to have experienced the industry already (maybe even published their work while in college). The rest of us are still beginning to learn how the world of publishing works. I thought I knew a lot already, but the more I learn, the more I realize just how gigantic the iceberg is beneath the surface. So let’s talk about a new perspective. We need to think about what we can learn from literary editors that will improve our writing. We’ll cover three main points: Read more