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.

Conference Networking for Introverts – 5 Ways I Cope

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certain level of enthusiasm until the real deal takes over, because I’ve gotten over the dread that accompanies small talk with strangers and am enjoying the experience (at least, as much as I can – it’s never going to be my favorite thing and that’s totally fine). Here are five of the ways I cope with conference networking as an introvert.