Category: Self-taught MFA

Do I need a strategy to submit writing to literary magazines?

The short answer is, if you want a strategy, if it helps you plan and manage your submissions and/or keeps you writing, then YES! There’s no fancy formula for being more successful with publication. It varies from person to person based on their goals and priorities. Some writers […]

Poetry Palooza workshops, open mics & contest via IWWG continue from Aug 12 – Nov 5, 2021

I’m pleased to announce the International Women’s Writing Guild‘s fall programming for Poetry Palooza! I recently hosted the free kick-off panel with a stellar lineup of poetry advocates, incredible teachers, and poets. If you missed it, it’s not too late to watch the video, hear what we’re up […]

My interview with Erin Elizabeth Smith, executive director of Sundress Publications via Tell Tell Poetry + Calls and Contests!

Welcome to the third interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Erin Elizabeth Smith, executive director of Sundress Publications! Erin and I got to know each others as poets via social media and since have been fortunate enough to meet in person. […]

My interview with Denise Hill, Editor-in-Chief of New Pages via Tell Tell Poetry + Calls and Contests!

Welcome to the second interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Denise Hill, Editor-in-Chief of New Pages! Denise and I originally connected because we are both beer lovers and say so in our bios. She’s been involved with New pages since the […]

Poetry Palooza Event Series via IWWG + I’m hosting the free kickoff event! – Sept. 14 @ 7pm ET

I’m pleased to announce the International Women’s Writing Guild‘s fall programming for Poetry Palooza! I’ll also be hosting the free kick-off panel with a stellar lineup of poetry advocates, incredible teachers, and poets on Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm Eastern Time. Click here to register for the free […]

What to look for when considering retreats/conferences/workshops – guest blog post by Ellie O’Leary

Retreats, conferences, or workshops – referring  here to a writing experience that usually lasts a few days in a row, often recurring annually, as opposed to a workshop that you attend weekly or monthly. The conference is often something larger, possibly at an academic site, and retreat evokes […]

Big Little Places: Presses and Magazines w/ Under 5K Likes on Twitter – guest post by Caleb Jordan

This list grew out of my curiosity over literary magazines and Twitter followers and grew into a list to help people find places to submit and to create community. New, exciting avenues for online lit are popping up all the time. All the information in this list is […]

My Masters Degrees Didn’t Prepare Me for Publishing – guest blog post by Kristiane Weeks-Rogers

Pursuing a higher education degree was an easy choice for me after undergrad. I am a scholar and will always love to learn. Looking back on when I first dived into applying for a masters program I could start the summer I graduated from college, I do remember […]

The Rejection Jar – guest blog post by Zoë Fay-Stindt

Right now, I’m making eyes at my most steadfast companion over the last six months, sitting patiently on the window ledge—my sweet rejection jar. The small honeypot that’s come to be one of my most valued writing tools, helping me smooth over the sharp edges of submitting work […]

My interview with Peter LaBerge founder of Adroit Journal via Tell Tell Poetry + submission call

I’m so excited that my first interview in this 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry is with Peter LaBerge, founder of The Adroit Journal! Peter and I have crossed paths many times online and have truly enjoyed being a poetry reader for Adroit, so it was […]

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