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Writers: How To Let Go Of The Pressure To Be Perfect


For most writers, a little perfectionism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The drive to create stories, poems, essays, and books that are perfect can propel a writer’s skills from “just okay” to “stellar”—and ultimately publishable. But perfectionism also has a dark side: If you’re a perfectionist writer, you probably agonize over every word each stepContinue Reading

Lit Mag Spotlight: Nimrod International Journal


It’s the last full month of summer, and we’re shining our Lit Mag Spotlight on the renowned Nimrod International Journal. Run out of the University of Tulsa and in print since 1956 (!!), Nimrod aims to publish new and well-known writers alike from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Read aContinue Reading

11 Things Dogs Teach Writers About Life, Love, And Success


  August 26 is National Dog Day, when we paws (get it?) to appreciate our canine companions—especially those adopted from animal shelters. So let’s take a moment to honor (wo)man’s best friend: our clever pups with so much to teach writers about life, love, creativity, and success. Post your own “Life Lessons From Dogs” inContinue Reading

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