Roundup: Summer is for submitting
In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.
Between holiday weekends and vacation, lemonade and fireworks, we hope you are finding time to write, revise, and submit this summer! To help you out in your endeavors, here are some posts with submission tips and advice. We’ve also included a couple lists of calls for submissions and journals currently accepting submissions. Reminder: Ploughshares is also reading submissions. Good luck! Now go submit your work!
- Ploughshares volunteer screeners and editors dish on how they sort through the submissions we receive.
- Sarah Banse reminds us that you have to play to win, you have to submit to be accepted in “From the Slushpile: Have You Got What it Takes?”
- Eric Weinstein takes a close look at the pros and cons of simultaneous submissions.
- When should you give up on a story and stop submitting it? Christine Sneed talks dead stories.
From Around the Web:
- Poets & Writers lays out the basic guidelines and etiquette for submitting to literary journals.
- The Review Review gives us some helpful tips and discusses “What Editors Want.”
- More submission tips from Gulf Coast: “Submit the work that you feel strongest, biggest, and sharpest about.”
- We know that not all literary journals accept submissions during the summer. Fortunately Poets & Writers keeps a comprehensive list of literary magazines that you can search.
- You can also check out the calls for submissions listed at both New Pages and The Review Review.
Do you have any tips or helpful links? Please post them in the comments!
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