Sometimes the poetry we read is so wonderful, thought-provoking, and timeless that we just want to wrap it around ourselves like a hug! Or you might want to wear a special poetic phrase as a reminder of how those words sparked something in your heart. You may even...
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Is Your Query Letter Too Emotional To Get Results?
The goal of a query letter is to get a literary agent excited enough to request more information about your book manuscript. But (gasp!) some writers, in their perfectly understandable enthusiasm, can be a little too intense—and too much excitement in your...
Is Your Short Prose Or Poetry “Literary Enough” For Literary Magazines?
The wide variety of periodicals that comes out of the small press market is often grouped together under the term literary magazines. And the word literary is no accident. While there are literary journals that accept genre-style writing that has a strongly commercial...
26 Publishing Industry Terms Every Writer Should Know
Here’s a list of publishing industry terms that insiders use to describe various styles of creative writing. Soon you’ll be talking about books, short stories, essays, and poems in the same way that sommeliers speak about fine wines! While not everyone uses this...
5 Tips For Writing A Slice-Of-Life Vignette
Editors of contemporary literary journals love slice-of-life vignettes. According to Wikipedia, slice of life is: “a storytelling technique that presents a seemingly arbitrary sample of a character's life, which often lacks a coherent plot, conflict, or ending. The...
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