Journal of the Day: Paperbark

From the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in collaboration with the School of Earth and Sustainability, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the UMass Libraries comes Paperbark Literary Magazine. It has a very clean and modern-looking website and a compelling mission: "Paperbark Literary Magazine is an expression of the intellectual and artistic currents working … Continue reading Journal of the Day: Paperbark

Revising after Rejection: Re-Seeing, Re-Listening, Re-Hearing

Like most necessary things, writing is hard.  Communicating mental images or flashes of memory or triggering smells with tools that are, themselves, none of those things, takes work.  Doing so in ways that makes sense not just to you but also to readers takes even more work.  I submitted some things to a great journal … Continue reading Revising after Rejection: Re-Seeing, Re-Listening, Re-Hearing

Acceptance and Rejection on April Fool’s Day/Palm Sunday

Yesterday, I got two or three rejection emails for short stories I'm trying to place.  On Facebook, I asked my writer friends if there was any chance those mags were having some April Fool's Day fun with us.  Truth be told, I don't take rejections seriously or personally.  The stories have been through the processes … Continue reading Acceptance and Rejection on April Fool’s Day/Palm Sunday