Tagged: publishing

Five reasons I’d love to submit to your lit mag

Five reasons I’d love to submit to your lit mag

The specific ingredients that make a literary journal “good” are always up for debate, because what constitutes “good” literature is subjective. As it should be. But just as lit mag editors can do things that will make me think twice (or thrice) about submitting, there are some things they can do that will make me...

David Comfort’s publishing guide is not so comforting

David Comfort’s publishing guide is not so comforting

David Comfort’s The Insider’s Guide to Publishing is depressing, although I believe he was aiming for darkly humorous. Unfortunately, I found the humor to be more annoying than funny. I will save you the trouble of reading it by distilling the information here: Publication is unlikely, especially paid publication. Your book will probably flop, and...

10 reasons I didn’t submit to your literary magazine

10 reasons I didn’t submit to your literary magazine

Writers often feel desperate for publication. We feel like we NEED to be published, and we’ll settle for any magazine, for any contest, as long as our work is being validated by someone other than our moms. (Okay, okay, I’ll admit it: When I say “we,” I really mean “I.”) But we have to remember,...