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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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Collaborating in the Netherlands: Day 3

Today began with a writer photo shoot this morning – Erna took pictures of me in her neighbor’s studio. We set the scene up like a writer’s desk, and Erna chose to take most of the pictures with a black backdrop and low lighting, which made for an effect that I found extremely moving and […]

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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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People Who Look Like Authors, Vol. 2

Dear John Barth, you’re a lucky man because you look like one of my oldest and dearest friends Alex Byrd… well, when he was bald, at least. In fact, the resemblance is so close that I think there may be some similar DNA up in there. Regardless, I’ve only read a few of your stories, […]

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