WHAT BREAKS US IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE ANIMALS | Jersey Devil Press
HELIOCENTRICITY| The Petrichor Review
THE PRAGMATIST | Jersey Devil Press
nominated for the Pushcart Prize
storySouth Notable Story
SEE CARNIFEX (GONE LAME) | Belletrist Coterie
86 ON THE FISH | Entropy
THE ARTIST AND
THE ASTERISK | Jersey Devil Press
THE TOTALITY OF
SELFLESSNESS | The Matador Review
SAD ROBOT #1| The Tishman Review
GYMNOPÉDIE PARIS| The Fiddleback
FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE | Wilshire Lewis
originally published in The Blue Guitar Magazine
RESOURCES FOR BURGEONING WRITERS
I get frequent questions about How to Become a Published Writer, the short answer to which is: write until your little fingers fall off, and then read even more than that.
The real answer is: spend years wildly googling every question you have looking for reputable sources on all manner of topics from traditional publishing to self-publishing to finding beta readers to How Do I Find the Right Lit Mag for My Work to Do I Need/Want an MFA?
While most likely I will be unable to personally read your work and give feedback (sorry kiddos, my time is worth money), I’m happy to help facilitate your journey with the resources I have found most useful in my travels:
These people seriously close down blogs as fast as I can find them, but these are my go-to agent blogs offering the best advice on how to find an agent and get published:
This site is how I find submission info on literary magazines, contests, and more:
And these sites are how I manage my submissions:
These are blogs I personally follow and sincerely recommend, especially Chuck Wendig’s TerribleMinds blog: he’s funny and gives sage advice about the creative process. Bookmark his post “The Varied Emotional Stages of Writing a Book.” You will thank me. Or him, more likely.
-Twitter is an amazing place for the publishing industry. Get yourself an account if you don’t already have one, and discover the magic of twitter pitch sessions, the #writing hashtag, and all of the agents/editors you’ve ever secretly fantasized about signing with sharing the latest in book news.
-If you’re in need of feedback, Meetup has lots and lots of writer meetups in every city that can help you find fellow writers to critique your MS.
-And for examples of things you should never put in a query, as well as a healthy dose of schadenfreude, visit http://slushpilehell.tumblr.com/