Preparation for Submitting Work

There are important things literary magazines expect from a good submission. A quality submission is a major key to getting published. Before you decide to submit your story, you’ll need to prepare it. Here are some crucial tips published authors and editors have given me.

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Don’t Write for the Magazine, Write for You.

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.

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Writing Like an Editor

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