Using my well-researched and updated lists of literary magazines and presses, I handle the time-consuming and detailed submission process to help writers increase their chances of becoming published.
Submitting prose, short stories, and poems to literary magazines and presses is a detailed process that can cause many writers to want to pull their hair out, but it is a process I know intimately. With my experience as the editor-at-large of a 40-year-old literary magazine and my work as a submission manager for multiple writers, I am a great resource for writers who want to have their creative works submitted for publication.
My work as a submission manager includes many steps that can be customized to your preference. Here is a basic breakdown of my work as a submission manager:
- Catalog the writer’s Submittable work
- Cultivate a list of publications appropriate for specific work
- Understand aesthetics of publications
- Determine publication cycles
- Prepare work for submission
- Research publication guidelines
- Format work to specific publication’s guidelines
- Submit work, cover letter, and author bio
- Monitor submitted work
- Upon acceptance, communicate with editor and proof galley
An important detail to note is that most publications require a fee for general submissions and contests, and writers should determine the budget they would like to spend on these fees.
Please contact me with any questions about how I can customize these options for you.
Using years of experience, I provide developmental editing, copy editing, and line editing.
A finalized piece ready for submission is developed through the revision process. My role as an editor is not just to proofread and perform copyedits, but also to understand the author’s desires for their pieces and to help guide them to a finished product reflective of their vision.
With my experience as an editor, a writing teacher, and my own in-depth education in writing and revision, I understand a writer’s unique style, voice, and process. Some of the types of pieces I have worked on include doctoral theses, informative articles, novels, short stories, flash, and poetry. Every piece is different, every author is unique. I assist authors through their revision process by using close communication, specifically prepared feedback, and a thorough understanding of the author’s goal. The basic breakdown of my role as an editor is as follows:
- Work with the author to understand overall vision for the piece
- Research any specific formatting or style guidelines
- Communicate with author to determine best feedback type for the author’s individual needs
- Prepare and provide thorough feedback
- Determine appropriate pace to insure effective revision style for the author’s individual needs