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Lit Mag Crash Course: Part Three!

Our four-part series on submitting to literary magazines continues on! In Part One, we covered finding places to submit, how to write a cover letter, and what editors see when that cover letter reaches them. In Part Two, we discuss how to know when your work is ready to submit and making the most of it when a lit journal rejects your work. This time, we discuss the mistakes each of our editors has made submitting to places as well as terms you'll want to know when reading submission guidelines.

Our goal for the end of the month is to combine these posts into a free resource guide that's available to as broad an audience as possible; if there's something we can do to make it more accessible for you, feel free to tweet us @lammergeier or email us at lammergeiermag [at] gmail [dot] com with the phrase "SUBMISSION GUIDE" in your subject line, and we'll see what we can do.

As noted last time, while the three of us have years of editorial experience at a range of lit magazines, we're still only a small part of the literary community. If you have a question for a specific journal, don't be afraid to reach out to them—or us!

Here we go!

Mistakes in Submitting—an honest discussion about the unfortunate assumptions our editors made when first submitting, and how to avoid doing the same.

Glossary of Literary Terms—a list of lit mag terms and jargon for writers new to publishing short work.



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