Submit to Sucker: A Debuting Young Adult Fiction Literary Magazine

Are you a YA writer who’s having trouble finding a place to submit your work, let alone get it published?  I noticed when reading the SCBWI newsletter that most recent YA and middle grade writing has been published by a select group of magazines: Highlights, Cicada, and Cricket being the top three.  Not that theseContinue reading “Submit to Sucker: A Debuting Young Adult Fiction Literary Magazine”

Announcement: I’m Getting Published in Weave Magazine!

Just received the good news and thought I’d share it with you! Weave magazine has a real-life, tested submission response time of exactly 2 months.  And in my case, it was an acceptance letter!  Look forward to reading my short story, “To The New Owners of my Childhood Home,” in the upcoming September December issue.

The Writer’s Curse: You Can Never Stop Working

If you’re a writer, you know that you’re doomed.  Doomed to a life of eternally working.  Time off from the day job just means you have more time to write, more time dedicated to being chained to your desk and the invisible spiderweb deadlines that you construct for yourself.  Maybe I’m just speaking for myself,Continue reading “The Writer’s Curse: You Can Never Stop Working”

Submit to the Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize

The competition for The Susquehanna Review’s Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize is less steep than it is for other literary journals.  Though it’s nationally distributed, it only accepts submissions from current undergraduates.  As I’ve mentioned before, you want to submit to writing contests that narrow down the pool as much as possible, so if you’reContinue reading “Submit to the Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize”

Patience is (Allegedly) a Virtue

I think this is more of a wives tale than a proverb, personally.  What’s the longest amount of time you’ve ever waited to hear back from a journal or literary agent?  How do you all stay patient?  I’m going BONKERS over here.  I’m still waiting on… Painted Bride Quarterly (date submitted: January 4th; what submitted:Continue reading “Patience is (Allegedly) a Virtue”

Win WEAVE Magazine’s 1st Annual Writing Contest

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Weave Magazine is a dark and fabulous literary journal.  Or, as they like to describe it: Weave is dark humor and magical realism. Weave is strange and fantastical. Weave also loves realistic narratives in fiction and poetry. Weave loves honest and simple nonfiction, not confessional for confessions sake. Weave loves strong,Continue reading “Win WEAVE Magazine’s 1st Annual Writing Contest”

A TINGE of a Publishing Chance

Edited by the students in Temple University’s M.F.A Program in Creative Writing, TINGE magazine is a relatively new online literary journal published twice annually (April and December).  Their first issue came out this Spring.  It’s hard to know what exactly a journal wants before you know what they publish, so the issue’s content will beContinue reading “A TINGE of a Publishing Chance”

It’s Not All Over: Go to the Harry Potter Exhibit!

Well I’ve got some good announcements and some bad announcements.  The NYU Summer Publishing Institute officially ended on Friday and I graduated with a Certificate in Publishing (yey me!).  Good news: with the institute over, I will now have time to be regular with my blog posts yet again.  Bad news, though, is that the reason I’llContinue reading “It’s Not All Over: Go to the Harry Potter Exhibit!”

Dear Literary Journals: Please Send Me an Acceptance Letter for a Belated Birthday Present

Still waiting on submission responses from the final hold out literary journals. Painted Bride Quarterly (date submitted: January 4th; what submitted: 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction)  Official Response Time:  unknown Cicada (date submitted: February 16th; what submitted: 2 poems)  Official Response Time: up to 4 months storySouth (date submitted: June 1st; what submitted: 1 fiction)  OfficialContinue reading “Dear Literary Journals: Please Send Me an Acceptance Letter for a Belated Birthday Present”

Writing Tips Thanks to ThrillerFest 2011

In honor of ThrillerFest, which I attended today, I figured I would post a journal for those writers who love to read and write in the thriller genre. I admit, it’s not the normal writing contest that I post on Fridays.  But this journal (The Strand Magazine) pays, so getting published there would be justContinue reading “Writing Tips Thanks to ThrillerFest 2011”