Click on the video above to hear about Jens’s experience with Writer’s Relief!
Meet our featured client, Jens Birk! At first, Jens was reluctant to submit his writing for publication because he anticipated getting rejections. And while rejection is part of a writer’s life—with the right help, so is getting acceptances! Working with Writer’s Relief, Jens has been published in The Alembic, Crate Literary Magazine, The Lindenwood Review, and many other literary journals.
Read on and watch the video to hear how Writer’s Relief helped Jens get past his fear of submitting—and even made it easier for him to spend more time writing.
In Jens’s Own Words
My writing teacher always told me to submit. In the beginning, I didn’t believe that I could get published, so I kept postponing even trying to submit—maybe to avoid rejections! But I must say that she was right—every time I get an acceptance, I feel so much more motivated to write. Working with Writer’s Relief has been really amazing! I would never have had so many stories published without their help. It boosts my writing to get published, and gives me time to focus on it. Thank you so much to all the people at Writer’s Relief—you do an incredible job and I’m so grateful!
More About Jens
Originally from Denmark, Jens attended the University of Southern Denmark and also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. After living in France for seventeen years, he now resides in New York, where he has lived since 2004. He has an M.A. in International Business/Marketing and French. Jens has been a Writer’s Relief client for nine years, and his work has also appeared in The Oklahoma Review, Prick Of The Spindle, Rio Grande Review, Sand Hill Review, Sixfold, and Sanskrit. His story “Life on Mars?” received the North Carolina College Media Association’s 2013 Statewide College Media Award for Fiction.
You can learn more about Jens Birk at his website.