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6 Useful Articles/Blog Posts for Writers


This week I thought I would share some helpful articles/blogs I read while I’ve read while going through my creative writing/poetry classes, as well as those I’ve found on my own wandering the world wide web.

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6 Useful Articles/Blog Posts for Writers


Submitting Your Short Fiction and Poetry: 5 FAQs from a Magazine Editor by Elise Holland

  • Tips on finding the right literary magazine and/or journal for submitting your work.
  • Things to avoid when submitting.
  • Advice on simultaneous submission, and more.


Literary Journal Submissions 101 by Brian A. Klems

  • Tips on creating a cover letter for your submissions.
  • Includes an example cover letter.


A Definition of Author Platform by Jane Friedman

  • An explanation of writer platform and why you should have one.


5 Ways to Build an Author Platform From Scratch by Martin Cavannagh

  • Advice on how to go about creating your author platform.
  • This advice address book writers (fiction, non-fiction, etc.) more than poets, however it is just as important for a poet to have a platform. Especially if book publishing is part of your plan.


Click to Tweet: How to Add Tweet-able Links to Your Blog Post by Kimberley Grabas

  • I have not actually tried this—as I feel like I haven’t really said anything important enough for someone to want to tweet—however I feel like it is useful information.


39 Things to Remember While Struggling to Build Your Writing Career by Kimberley Grabas

  • As the title implies, tips and advice on building a writing career.


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