What I Learned from Being a #PitchtoPublication Editor

I’ve been on the writer side of Twitter pitch contests for a while now. As an aspiring author, I follow and enter many of these contests with the same hope as everyone else: to land a literary agent. So I was excited to be offered a chance to participate on the other side of a […]

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The Key to Publishing Personal Essays

I’m officially back from my blog hiatus! Thanks so much to all of the guest bloggers who shared their illuminating stories and insights in my absence. Having some time away has given me the opportunity to think more about my career as a writer. As you might have noticed, I’ve been on an essay publishing kick […]

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Nightmares in the Realm of Dreams

By Pj Kneisel The gross, the disgusting, the horrific. Why would anyone care to dwell and create in these abject realms? The world we live in is obsessed with beauty and perfection. We struggle and strive to attain an almost transcendent impossibility, and that is what’s admired in artistic expression. Yet for those who create […]

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Beyond the Limits of Here and Now

By Arielle Silver Memories. It’s so easy to lose them in the tangle of time. But how do we write without them? Even fiction writers rely on the truth of experience for their stories. The weight of a body, the shame of slight—how could we ever write about these experiences, either our own or our […]

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Writing the World, Sight Unseen

By Kerry Kijewski I am admitting my mistake here and now. I did what I swore I’d never do. I was thoughtless and careless enough to have a drink next to my precious laptop. Yes, I swore I would never do that because my laptop is how I reach out, express myself, and how I’m […]

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