Click on the video above to hear about Abby’s experience with Writer’s Relief!
Meet our featured client, Abby Caplin! With over eighty poems published, Abby has received countless award nominations and honorable mentions. Her work has appeared in AGNI, Broad River Review, Crack the Spine, Forge, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and many other literary journals. Abby was also a finalist for the 2018 Rash Award in Poetry, a semifinalist for the 2018 Willow Run Poetry Book Award, a nominee of the 2018 Sundress Best of the Net Award, and received honorable mention in the 2018 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize/Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.
Read on and watch the video to learn how doing the exact same thing (watching a video!) helped Abby discover Writer’s Relief, and how we helped her become a published poet many times over.
In Abby’s Own Words
Writer’s Relief has been a huge blessing. Having come to writing poetry later in life, I didn’t know the first thing about where to submit my work. By chance I found a few places that accepted my poems, after which I got a slew of rejections. Discouraged, I stopped sending them out.
In 2014, I happened to watch an author video about Writer’s Relief and decided to apply. I was thrilled when they accepted me! Writer’s Relief got me started with an excellent cover letter, and I’ve since published over eighty poems. I’m grateful for all their hard work: impeccable proofreading (saving me from embarrassing mistakes), tailored submissions lists, strategy calls, and author website support. And by forwarding all my rejection e-mails to Writer’s Relief, I can psychologically move on, knowing that each rejection is simply a step to another acceptance.
More About Abby
Abby’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Adanna, Alexandria Quarterly, Alyss, apt, Big Muddy, The Binnacle, Birdland Journal, Burningword, Canary, The Cape Rock, Catamaran, The Chattahoochee Review, Common Ground Review, Drunk Monkeys, Dunes Review, Gloom Cupboard, Good Works Review, HitchLit Review, The Healing Muse, The Ignatian, Leaflet, Louisiana Literature, Love’s Executive Order, The Manhattanville Review, McNeese, The Midwest Quarterly, Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry & Poetics, OxMag, Paragon Journal, Permafrost, Poetica, Poydras Review, Pulse: voices from the heart of medicine, The Round, Salt Hill Journal, Saranac Review, The Scream Online, The Slag Review, TSR: The Southampton Review, These Fragile Lilacs, Third Wednesday, Tikkun, typishly, Whistling Shade, Willow Review, and Word Fountain, among others. She received an honorable mention in the 2017 Quercus Fall Poetry Book Award, is an award recipient of the San Francisco Poets 11 2016, and was a finalist for the 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award. Abby is a physician-counselor for people living with chronic illness, practicing Mind-Body medicine in San Francisco, California.
Learn more about Abby at her author website.
Can the short stories and poems be printed before?
We cannot work with the short stories if they have been previously published.