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Submitting Goal 2019: 60 Batches!

There’s a widely known challenge among writers to try to push for 100 rejections a year. Now, while no one *actually* likes rejections, what is true is that the more work you send out and the more often you submit, the more you increase your chances of having your work accepted. After all, it’s usually […]

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CRAFT OF LITERARY 2.4: Featuring Daniel Lassell – “4 Tips to Getting a Career Outside of Academia”

Some might say inspiration leads English students away from the corporate landscape and down the same career paths as their instructors. Others blame comfort or fear. But I would posit these students simply don’t know other options exist. The very purpose of education is preparation for the future. But, as of late, it appears institutions […]

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CRAFT OF LITERARY 2.3: Featuring Kendall Dunkelberg – “Adapting a Traditional Form”

In this post, I will discuss how I adapted a form for my new book, Barrier Island Suite. I’ve been thinking about this a lot because my book is just out and because I am teaching a Forms in Poetry graduate class on free verse. Form doesn’t always happen in a vacuum, and a free-verse […]

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CRAFT OF LITERARY 2.1: Featuring T.K. Lee – “Overcoming Writer’s Block: Boxing the Block”

I no longer believe in Writer’s Block. Here’s what I did. I took that big old block, that mean, splintered Writer’s Block, and I carved out the inside of it, added a hinge and a handle, and called it a Writer’s Box. And in this Box I put several reminders, knowing full well I’d be […]

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Publishing Children’s Books: An Interview with Maggie Smith-Beehler

Maggie Smith-Beehler is a freelance writer and editor, award-winning poet and author, and former college-level creative writing and composition instructor. With 14 years of professional writing experience and 10 years of editorial experience in educational and trade book publishing, she has worked for such publishers as the Junior Library Guild, Darby Creek Publishing, and McGraw-Hill. Maggie, […]

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The Power of Twitter for Writers Looking to Publish

If you’re anything like me, you set up a Twitter account when it was just reaching popularity in 2008-2009. You followed the short list of your friends who had a Twitter account. Then, for funsies you followed a few starlets just to add to your following list and to be trendy (I’ve followed Ellen DeGeneres […]

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