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Detective Work & Bias

When I am on the lookout for journals to submit to, I always take certain obvious factors into the equation: Their acceptance rate on Duotrope, The reputation of the magazine, if they are print or electronic. However sometimes the press … Continue reading

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Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal

I recently read Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson. A memoir by an established British novelist. The book was compelling but the following passage particularly stood out. I feel like people, including poets often lose … Continue reading

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Post Poetry Marathon

On the 11th of August I woke up at 5:55 in the morning, rolled out of bed, and wrote a poem that was 22 lines long. My husband wrote a sonnet. After posting our poems on the poetry marathon website, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Challanges

I completed NaNoWriMo. I spent a Month at the Met. I am well on my way to reading 200 books this year. Not everyone gravitates towards challenges, but I have always found that I have benefited from them greatly. When … Continue reading

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A Few of my Favorite Lines

“When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;” – When you … Continue reading

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Favorite Journals

I read a fair amount of journals and I am constantly reviewing new ones for publication so this list is subject to change. I could probably post a new one every couple months.  However the following journals all deserve, at … Continue reading

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Where to Submit?

With so many journals out there it is often hard to find the right place to submit your work. It is easy to become paralyzed by the options. My method for choosing journals is in no way perfect, but perhaps … Continue reading

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Revision

Writing is arduous. Anyone who tells you otherwise, does not edit. Lately I feel as if all I am doing is editing. In the last two months I edited my novel, my novel in verse, and currently I am editing … Continue reading

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