Lit Mag Crash Course Wrap-Up
Updated: Sep 22, 2019
Welcome back to Lammergeier's Lit Mag Crash Course, a monthlong guide to the ins and outs of submitting your work for publication. This is our final installment in the series, and we wanted to begin by thanking all of you for your support of this endeavor. It's important to the three of us to create accessibility and community wherever we can, and we're grateful to have seen support from other creators, writers, and editors throughout the process.
Before we introduce this week's blog post, we have a gift for you! We've compiled all of our posts from this month into a handy-dandy downloadable guide for you to keep for your own reference. Please feel free to use it as a resource in your own classroom, to share with your friends, or to have as a friendly bit of advice in your corner when the imposter syndrome creeps in. Download the PDF here.
Our four-part series on submitting to literary magazines draws to a close just in time for you to get those last-minute submissions in for Issue 3! 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 discussed how to know when your work is ready to submit and making the most of it when a lit journal rejects your work. In Part Three, we discussed some of our editors' mistakes when they were new submitters and provided a glossary of common terms that crop up in the lit mag world.
This week, all of our editors got together to discuss the submission process for a typical issue of Lammergeier, as well as to discuss some of the questions that tend to come up frequently with regard to submitting to literary magazines.
As we've mentioned in the past, the three of us have years of editorial experience at a range of lit magazines, but 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! Tweet at us @LammergeierMag or shoot us an email at lammergeiermag [at] gmail [dot] com.
Editorial Roundtable: Our editors have a conversation about what the submission process looks like, what we wish submitters knew, how often to submit to a particular magazine, and more!