Start Where You Are This Holiday Season

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For a long time, I tried to act as if–but swallowing my true feelings and putting on a happy face wasn’t fooling anyone and it wasn’t allowing me to connect to my friends and family and start something new. I stopped faking the Christmas spirit and decide instead to start where I was, setting up boundaries that protected my needs and honoring my feelings.

What Editors Wish You Knew About Submitting to Literary Magazines

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No one ever teaches writers the ins and outs of submitting to literary magazines and journals. We have to figure it out on our own, and we make a lot of mistakes. Here are the top mistakes I see writers make when submitting to literary magazines, and what to do instead.