EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LITERARY SUBMISSIONS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LITERARY SUBMISSIONS
Keep improving the things you've written and with persistence, you'll eventually be published.
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Find the right magazine for your work
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Follow the Submission Guidelines
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Be Original
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Proofread
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Remember, editors are writers
Before you submit your latest masterpiece, here are some tips on how to make your work stand out from the slush pile!
It's important to consider the following questions before submitting your work:
Does the magazine’s work appeal to you?
Is your work a good fit for the publication?
Will the editors find value in your contribution?
Once you've found a magazine that publishes the type of work you write, you should adhere to their guidelines.
Thrive to submit work that explores your creativity.
Avoid stereotypical characters and cliche plots.
Magazines are looking for originality and vivid imagery, not repetitive submissions.
This seems like a no-brainer, yet submissions often arrive with basic spelling and grammatical errors.
Read your work thoroughly and make sure it’s free of errors.
Literary magazine editors are often writers, too!
They can sympathize and fully comprehend the submission process.
Check out the following literary submissions resources in NYFA Source
A Public Space
Carve Magazine
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art
Electric Literature
Glimmer Train
Flyway
The Intentional
Open Fiction
Short Story Award for New Writers
The First Line
Oxford American
Directories of Literary Magazines
Poet & Writers'Literary Magazines’
The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)
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