What Editors Want: A Guide to Literary Magazine Submissions

Jennifer Mendez Editorials, Letters From The Editor, The Writing Process, Writer's Resources

Buzz Lynne Barrett, staff writer for The Review Review, wrote an interesting piece. Titled “What Editors Want; A Must-Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines,” it immediately caught our attention. It began, easily enough, by shedding light on how magazine editing actually works: “There may be two editors, or five, or a rotating group of a dozen student-editors on a …

Aptronyms Help Character Names In Your Fiction

Jennifer Mendez The Writing Process, Writer's Resources

Have you ever used aptronyms before? What if we told you that the chances are high? At the very least, if you’re an avid reader, you’ve picked up several books that use aptronyms. About Aptronyms Consider Katniss, from The Hunger Games. She’s cat-like. Peeta is a bread maker. Or how about Superman? His real name, in Kryptonian, is Kal-El, which translates …