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Finding Creativity in the Unfamiliar

It’s startling what a change of scenery can do for a writer’s brain and creativity. It’s like a match lighting over and over again in my mind.

Giving Up

Guest writer Donna Trump discusses the value of abanoning one path in pursuit of another. Hint: you might wind up getting exactly what you wanted.

2018 Rejection Horror Stories

In honor of Halloween, here are five tales of rejection horror to spark fear in the timid (and recognition in the seasoned submitter).

The Dreaded Sample Issue

Guest Writer E.J. LeRoy suggests several publications that provide enough sample content for writers to avoid purchasing a sample issue.

There’s Life After a Contest: Accept the Challenge and Write with Owl Canyon

Find out about Owl Canyon Press, Hackathon #2, and what fiction contest judges look for in this interview with writer Tom Strelich.

Making an Animated Short Film: Bringing Death to Life, Part 2

Part 2 of Clara Lehmann’s in-depth blog regarding the final steps for making an animated short film with partner Jonathan Lacocque.

Five Reasons Publishing Short Pieces Keeps Me Motivated for Long Projects

Guest Blogger Laura Chanoux discusses the value of working on small projects (essays, humor writing) while contuing to revise her novel.

Literary Lessons Learned from Being a Professional Wrestler

This week’s Submittable guest blogger discusses what he learned about writing while wrestling as the “Stunning” Tyler Dunning.