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Our Legacy: A Few Thoughts, an Editor, and a Holiday

I didn’t write a Thanksgiving post before Thanksgiving last year. My blog at that time was only a few months old. I did write a post a week later detailing some of the things I was thankful for as a writer – some things that didn’t exist when I started writing. It is titled “Computers, Conferences, and Coffee”.

In this post, I chose something different. When I’m stuck for inspiration,

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Will You Submit a Question About Submissions?

Recently, I’ve received questions about the submission process for short stories and articles. I’d like to do some posts about the chances I’ve taken, some of the missteps I’ve made and the successes I’ve had.

writing - question - emoticonThere are some writers who have more experience and I may point you to some of them. But there isn’t anyone who has had my experiences; unless they’re in some weird parallel universe. If so,

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Surveying the Magazine before Submitting

You have the idea and you’ve found a magazine that you think matches. Great. If you’ve read this blog before, you know I encourage people. You might think I’d say email the editor and go for it. Not so fast. First you have some surveying to do. Don’t worry; you don’t have to buy new equipment. surveying involves:

1. A To examine a condition, situation, or value: appraise B

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