Updated 6/1/19 Editors at literary journals spend countless (and often thankless!) hours reading through hundreds of short story submissions from writers who hope to get published. But at Writer's Relief, we know that many of these stories get tossed into the “thanks,...
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Updated 6/18/19 Great writing is necessary if you want to get acceptance letters from literary magazines. But there’s another element that will give your submissions a competitive edge: trendiness. The idea of "trendiness" often has a bad reputation because of passing...
Is your short story idea well running dry? Fear not! New short story ideas might be closer than you think! Your life is full of ideas for fiction—you’ve just got to know where to look. Start with our suggestions. 5 Ways To Find Ideas For Short Stories Based On...
Wondering if your novel (or even your short story) has the potential to be expanded into a series? Here are some signs that your story may have book series potential! 1. You’re writing in a book genre that lends itself to series format. Cozy mysteries (of the Agatha...
"...And suddenly, everything works out and everyone lives happily ever after. The End." You’ve undoubtedly experienced the unhappiness of a quickly resolved, artificial happy ending. When writing a book or story, don't let your eagerness to please your audience...
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