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We’re very excited to present our Featured Client, Bleuzette La Feir. Known affectionately as “Bleu” to her submission strategy team, her warm personality and passion for writing are obvious in every interaction. Having been a client for just a few years, Bleuzette has accomplished a lot in that short time: She’s had six pieces accepted for publication and received a nomination for the Best of the Net 2012 anthology. It’s no wonder—her casual writing style is a disarmingly comfortable frame surrounding her fearless, gritty descriptions. She portrays very powerful images and emotions in a way that feels effortless and almost conversational. And the combination is powerful. Read on to find out more about Bleuzette La Feir, and watch her short video.
In Bleuzette La Feir’s Own Words
For about the first six months that I was actively trying to get my work published, I struggled. I tried to find journals that would be interested in what I had to say. I was unsure of myself and confused about a lot of things. Was what I had to offer something editors would be interested in? I had no clue and drove myself crazy trying to figure it all out.
Late one evening, high on coffee and strudel, I stumbled across Writer’s Relief while scouring the net for yet another journal’s submission guidelines. The angels sang.
Here were people who had years of varied industry experience. They had a system to help people, like me, power through the grueling submission process. Within two cycles, I was published. PUBLISHED!
Since signing on with Writer’s Relief, I feel more confident in my work and, best of all, I feel supported. What they provide is invaluable. Francesca, Joe, and Dan are my personal team of professionals working to get my work published. It’s like having a coach, a promoter, and a confidant at my side. I know they help others too, but when I get on the phone with them or receive correspondence from them, they make me feel like the only writer in the world.
More about Bleuzette La Feir
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater. While I’ve written my whole life, I became acutely aware of my writing self in college when I wrote and performed a couple of one-woman shows. I’ve evolved since then, incorporating my travel and work experiences into what I present to the world. I’m inspired by everything. A sparrow on a line, colorful sushi rolls, or a car crash. I’ve been lots of places but have been fortunate enough to land back in my home state of New Mexico, where I am focusing full-time on writing. My work has appeared in Blood Lotus, Blue Lake Review, decomP, descant, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Forge, and I’ve contributed to Velvetparkmedia.com. My flash fiction piece, “Bangs,” was nominated for the Sundress Best of the Net 2012 anthology. You can check out my work on my website, or follow me on Twitter.