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What You Must Know To Make Effective Submissions To Literary Agents And Editors

Ever wonder why ballet dancers spend so much time doing barre work (lots of toe pointing and repetitive arm lifting) when they could be dancing instead? It’s because their art form stresses a practice that many writers tend to forget over time: the importance of returning to the basics, again and again. If you’re just… Continue Reading

Submission Strategy Hacks For Writers Who Hate Making Submissions

Many of the authors who submit a writing sample to Writer’s Relief come to us for help because they love writing, but they hate researching and preparing submissions to send out to literary markets. Signs You May Be Slacking on Your Writing Submissions: You honestly mean to read the lit mag submissions guidelines page—you really… Continue Reading

How And Where To Submit Creative Nonfiction For Publication

Creative nonfiction is fast becoming one of the most popular literary genres. But it’s important to find the right publisher(s) for your creative nonfiction (aka narrative nonfiction). Start by following these three easy steps! Step One: Determine Your Subgenre Of Short Nonfiction Prose Is your work a witty commentary? An op-ed with a political bent? A… Continue Reading

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

8 Ways To Make Money With Your Short Stories, Poems, and Personal Essays

Poets and short story writers rarely fill their bank accounts by publishing their writing in traditional literary journal markets. But there are some ways to make money on your poetry, short stories, and personal essays without sacrificing the quality of your writing. Just how much money you’ll make as a writer is up to you.… Continue Reading



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