Ah, poetry—an extremely personal and subjective art form if there ever was one! It can be tough figuring out which topics and styles will click with the editors of literary journals, especially when trends in the publishing industry change so rapidly. Luckily, the...
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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...
Wondering what types of submissions tend to excite literary journal editors, and which ones they're most likely to turn down? At Writer’s Relief, we spend hundreds (probably thousands) of hours tracking publishing trends in literary journals so we can give you the...
The publishing industry has been on a roller coaster for the last few years. And it’s not just publishers who are changing, literary agents are too. As technology creates a more connected world, you can expect to see even more shifts in the way that literary agents...
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