Category: Publishing


Whoa. This is post #300. That sounds like a really big number to me. In honor of this momentous occasion (Momentous for me–I’m sure there’re many bloggers out there going: “Well, you don’t write too much do you?) I think that today I’ll talk about a piece of legislation that is 300 years old and…

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A New ‘Agency’ Model?

There’s been some recent hubbub about agent Andrew Wylie’s deal with Amazon–to exclusively sell backlist for a list of big-name/legendary authors in e-book form. The exclusivity lasts two years, and while I have my own personal issues with bookselling in any format as exclusive, that’s not what I want to talk about. What struck me…

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Nervous energy. Tonight the CWCers will be giving me feedback on the 2nd draft of FJR. I admit to feeling a bit stressed because I so want it to be close to submitable. (I also hope they don’t read this before hand and adjust comments…so: no adjusting people!) Here’s the thing when you’ve put so…

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Never Get Cocky

That’s the message that I received in the mail today. First: Free copies of Shimmer magazine…the issue in which I was published! Yippee! I’m the best writer ever! Second: Rejection letter right below it. “Sorry, it’s not right for us” yadda yadda yadda. You just gotta take the bad with the good, ya know?

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Rejection Connection

Rejection update. Got a couple form letters. But I also got a great one from The Missouri Review:“Although we won’t be publishing this story, I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your writing. The style and structure of the story itself sets it apart. Good luck in the future and I hope you’ll…

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Let us say "Unprofessional"

All right, so I’m not going to name names, but I have to bitch just a little about a magazine and its submitters that recently created a pain in my ass. I have a special e-mail address that I use when submitting so that things like rejection letters do not get lost in some random…

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Nice Rejections are Nice

Just got a rejection letter from a neat magazine called Contrary. They were very polite. While it’s always a bummer to get a “No”, a “No thank you, but we enjoyed it” is even better. Check out their new online content: And consider submitting.

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Where to Find Markets

There are a lot of questions out there about where to find places that will publish your work. Really, all you’ve got to do is snoop around a little bit and you’ll find a place. But (!) to make your snooping easier, below are wonderful resources for writers looking to publish short stories, poetry, and…

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