The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Short Stories and Poems Published (part 1)

Want to be published? Ready to submit your writing? This is my ultimate guide to submitting your short stories, short creative non-fiction, and poems. I’ll be breaking everything down into easy-to-follow steps. I’ll be talking about all the nitty-gritty details so you can understand each step of the process and find a home for your writing.

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The English Language Is Dead… And We Have Killed It.

I was falling down a linguistic Wikipedia rabbit hole the other day but came to an abrupt stop after seeing something called the quotative like . Essentially, linguists have a term for when we use like to introduce a quotation. It blew me away that such a colloquial phrase had a term (though in reality, I should have expected this—linguists are really good at analyzing both formal and colloquial forms of language).

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Why I Re-read and Why You Should Too

I had a friend tell me once that she reread books—or at least was willing to reread a book so we could read through it together. The idea completely surprised me. Why would I read a book I’d already read? It made no sense.

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Content Incoming!

Hi, all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted–life got busy. But now, life should be less busy enough for me to bump my blogging up higher on my priority list.

What’s coming?

My plan/hope is to do weekly posts for the next while. These may range from longer form content to shorter posts, maybe some art, and perhaps writing project insights/updates along the way.

One thing I will be doing to give myself a little more freedom and breathing room is not as carefully proofreading my posts (if at all), so if there are errors, please forgive them. I’ll be saving my proofreading efforts for my other writing–like my creative projects.

Speaking of which, I’ve got a few creative projects coming down the pipeline. I’ve got two speculative short stories in the works and a longer manuscript that I’ll be working on–through they each are at different stages (but all are completely drafted).

That’s all for now, though!

Thanks for reading!

~Alex

Free Poetry | Check out my new poem!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was going to be published in Rune Bear magazine. And now, the poem is published and out there in the world for you to read (for free)!

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Free Poetry | I’m Being Published!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Last week I heard back on one of my submissions. And after a few edits, I’m pleased to say that I have a poem coming out in Rune Bear’s weekly series on September 17th!

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What I’ve Learned from Editing My Own Writing

My two main projects have moved from the drafting stage into the editing stage. This isn’t my first rodeo with editing, and between other projects I’ve edited and these two pieces, I’ve learned a lot about how to edit my own work. Editing one’s own work isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve learned a few lessons along the way.

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