• An article by Emily Lackey was featured
    February 2018
    I think it’s important, in my first blog post about submitting to literary journals, that I admit something from the start… I have no idea what I am doing. But here’s the thing: I don’t think most people know what they...
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  • An article by Emily Lackey was featured
    July 2016
    You all know me as the girl who regularly writes (and occasionally bitches) about submitting my work, but through the process of contributing to this system of literary journals and magazines, I’ve also come to see some of its inherent (and...
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  • An article by Emily Lackey was featured
    July 2016
    I read a short essay recently by Janis Cook Newman about holding regular writing dates in her house. Once a month she and a group of writing friends gather in the same room to write quietly together. Her tribe, she calls them. The essay...
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  • An article by Emily Lackey was featured
    July 2016
    I think that each of us probably has an idea in her head of what a real writer looks like. For me, she looks like some combination of Dorothy Parker and Sylvia Plath—dedicated, devoted to language, sharp as a tack, and always surrounded by an...
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  • An article by Emily Lackey was featured
    July 2016
    A week ago, a high school senior e-mailed me about my life as a writer. Her teacher is a friend of mine from grad school, and he suggested she get in touch with me for her senior project on writing fiction. I didn’t respond for eight days....
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  • An article by Emily Lackey was featured
    July 2016
    I read recently that part of the reason women are published less frequently than men is because men resubmit more frequently than women. I don’t know where I read this. And now, after a night of scouring Google, I can’t find it for...
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