Community & Conversations

Open threads, discussions, ideas and information from our community

How long are you willing to wait for a response to your submission?As we all know, publishing in lit mags can take forever. The average response time for a journal is around six months. But many prominent magazi…
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Whale Road Review interview rescheduledHappy Monday, everyone. Just a quick note to share that my interview today with Katie Manning, Editor of Whale Road Review, had to be reschedule…
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What are your tried-and-true methods for revision?Last week we talked about how you know when to continue submitting a piece or when to take it out of the submissions pool and do some revising. …
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How do you know when to keep submitting a piece?This is a question that comes up a lot in our Submissions Q & A sessions. How do you know when to persevere or when you might need to continue w…
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How do you feel about submitting your work to anthologies?Confession: I rarely submit my writing to anthologies. I’ve sent in work that an editor sought me out for. I’ve also had work reprinted from lit…
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Do You Have a Rejection Ritual?Ah, rejection letters. They can come in form emails, they can come with bits of encouragement, they can contain invitations to submit again. Mos…
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New lit mag resource! Where are more?Hi pals. I don’t typically post on the weekends, but an idea just came to me in the shower. And when an idea arrives in the shower it is imperat…
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