Literary Agents: What Are They?

I said I’m back and I meant it! That means videos again! For all those who have asked me “What exactly┬áis a literary agent?” Sadly, there won’t be a video next week as I’ll be at a conference being all professional and whatnot. Until next time, word nerds!

What Happens Next: Submission Series

Once you’ve polished your manuscript, put together a brilliant cover letter, and made sure to mind your manners, there’s only one thing left to do: wait. Waiting is the absolute worst. There’s nothing you can do but twiddle your thumbs and wonder until you hear back. It could be days, weeks, or even months. AndContinue reading “What Happens Next: Submission Series”

Preparing Your Story for Submission

Welcome, dear friends and readers, to the Hunger Games!… I mean, the submission series! Honestly, it can feel like a fight to the death when manuscripts are being evaluated. Which one is better? Which will be the last one standing? In this third installment of my submission success series, we’ll be looking at the bestContinue reading “Preparing Your Story for Submission”

Interview: Chandler Birch

I’ve got a special treat for you today, word nerds. But first, let me tell you a (short) story. Four years ago I was a tiny freshman at Taylor University in the Professional Writing program. Two years ahead of me was another student, Chandler Birch. I didn’t know him terribly well, but he was obviouslyContinue reading “Interview: Chandler Birch”

Do Your Research: Submission Series

It’s that time again, my friends. Time for me to sit at my desk, pull out the last month’s worth of story manuscripts, and wade through some very. . . interesting submissions. And you lovely word nerds get to benefit from my experiences. That’s right, it’s part two of the submission series! Today’s topic isContinue reading “Do Your Research: Submission Series”

Birthday Bylines

So today is my birthday, but that’s not why I’m posting. I got a great package in the mail today. Five copies of one of the magazines I worked on over the summer at my internship! Here are some pictures of my bylines! And another story I wrote is up on their website! All inContinue reading “Birthday Bylines”