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Category Archives: Literary Journals And Magazines

7 Sneaky Culprits That Stop Writers From Making Successful Submissions

Some writers submit their writing for publication for years without having any luck. While it’s easy to assume it must be the quality of the writing, that’s not always the case—there are other, less obvious factors that can hold a writer back. If you suspect your submission strategy isn’t working, you might be a victim of… Continue Reading

5 Signs Your Creative Writing Is Relevant Right Now

Does your writing capture the spirit of the moment? Literary agents and editors at literary journals are constantly on the lookout for submissions that speak to the state of the world we’re living in now. They want writing that reflects, influences, or critiques our lives as they are today. They want contemporary voices, cutting-edge thinkers,… Continue Reading

6 Simple Steps To Getting Published In A Literary Magazine

If you’ve haven’t tried getting published in a literary journal yet, you could be missing out on a career-building publishing opportunity. Short story writers, poets, and essayists can publish their work in lit mags to build their reputations, readership, and publishing credits. Book authors can publish an excerpt in a lit mag in order to… Continue Reading

5 Elements That Will Muck Up The Chances Of Publishing Your Short Story

Editors at literary journals spend countless (and often thankless!) hours reading through hundreds of short story submissions from writers who hope to get published. Many of the stories are tossed into the “thanks, but no thanks” pile relatively quickly. Why? Certain short story deal-breakers pop up again and again in submissions—here are a few to… Continue Reading





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