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Submission Secrets of a Rookie Pro

We’re told never to start a story with the main character looking into a mirror, but we’re going to do that anyway, here. But it’s only a metaphorical mirror, so maybe that gives me some leeway. Shortly before my 42nd birthday, I took a long, hard look at myself. Ever since I was a little […]

I’ve never gone “all the way”

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I am a submission virgin. Wait…that doesn’t sound quite right. Sounds…naughty. I haven’t ever submitted my work. There, that’s better. I haven’t ever sent out my writing. Not exactly. Well. I guess I sort of have. But that explanation comes later. What it comes down to is that I […]

Submit! You Must Submit!

Every now and then, writers need the crack of a whip to bring them in line. For me, it’s a deadline. I thrive on deadlines. Part of that comes from my day job as a copywriter, where everything is on a timeline. But I also know I’m a world-class procrastinator and will use any excuse […]

Submit or Perish

Writers are masochists. They have to be. Otherwise, they would never put up with the whole thing. Writing is a painful process. Don’t get me wrong. Everyone loves the first draft, some writers even enjoy re-writing, but I don’t know a single person that loves submission. Even the name sounds bad, as if you are […]