the stanza

now reading... now reading…

In this post I said I’d write more about getting to know lit mags, with an eye to figuring out where to send one’s work.

(I confess, the song “Getting to Know You” from The King and I is now going through my head. You’re welcome for the ear-worm).

Here is a hurdle that kept me from submitting widely for years: that place in the guidelines where it says something along the lines of, “The best way to find out what we’re looking for is to subscribe and read what we publish, so that you’re familiar with our particular aesthetic.” Which is, of course, obvious. But I was hung up on getting to know journals because I felt like I’d have to read a journal for years to get the hang of each one’s particular aesthetic.

That’s when I took a class called “Getting Your Work Out” with…

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