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I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. 260 more words
After the trio had showered in the barrack’s public showers, they returned to their room. Millet immediately began preparing for his night out. Ruffling the towel over his short hair, the lengthy elf looked towards Allium, who was sitting on his bed staring off into the distance. 1,845 more words
I’ve spent some time lately with poetry journal editors – and also with the poor beggars who, like me, send off work to them. It’s struck me anew that many people, especially those at the beginning of their writing career, don’t have much idea of how submission works and what time span is realistic for an editor to consider a poem. 1,755 more words
So you need to improve, speed up, refine, reorganize or survive the emotions of your querying process? Me too. I reblogged this post because it gives a lot of useful reflections, including 1. Set one day a month for making submissions to your markets. 2. Nothing is ever really "done." When your work is submission ready, however, send it off. 3. Editors are busy and don't respond quickly most of the time. They may still want your work months later but not have gotten around to letting you know. This reminds me of Agatha Christie, whose first novel was accepted two years after it was submitted to a publisher, with no intervening communication. 4. The submission organizing file system itself is simple but ingenious. I've been writing for a while, but something resembling this system simply never has occurred to me. 5. Be nice to editors/don't burn bridges/no snarky emails/be patient. That one especially. Enjoy.