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Rejected So Many Times, Publication Becomes Inevitable

The year might be nearly half over, but there’s still plenty of time for rejections to pile up. However, you’ll never get rejected if you don’t submit! In 2016, Lit Hub encouraged writers to aim for 100 rejections a year, arguing that quantity would eventually lead to quality: In the book Art & Fear, authors […]

More Writing Goodness, per Inch, than You’ll Find Anywhere

In this modern age of tweeting and live stream, where even many of the most traditional publishers feel compelled to have some sort of online presence and offer online content, it’s refreshing—if not downright inspiring in a kind of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” kind of way—that the literary magazine Inch is, well, defiantly low-fi. […]

Those Timid Bourgeois Readers Probably Just Hate My Anarchist Politics

Cady Vishniac, a reader and copy editor for Raleigh Review (among the many other hats she wears), has a two-part series up at The MFA Years that should be required reading for anyone looking to land your poetry or prose in a lit mag. In Part One, Cady “clears up some misconceptions about submissions,” including: […]

The Insatiable Sea

Sven Birkerts is the editor of AGNI. He recently wrote an article for the AGNI Newsletter (subscribe here): “Five Things the Submitting Writer Should Know.” Birkerts invokes the phrase “the insatiable sea” to describe the slush pile at AGNI because: “…while the submitter thinks of herself as a lone writer writing (at least this submitter […]

Submit It! Section Can Be Invaluable

Many members ask, “What is the first step in getting published?” Agents do look to see if you have been previously published or won any literary contests when they consider whether or not they can be an advocate for your work. Our Submit It! section under Resources for Writers on our website (within the Literary […]