The No. 1 Tip from Literary Editors

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POP QUIZ:

Above all, literary magazines make great _________ :

  1. wrapping paper
  2. doorstops
  3. reading
  4. $$$ for writers

I know you know this. I know. But magazines don’t exist solely to publish you.

I mean, that’s one reason. Lit mags provide a platform for new writing—and new authors—to be shared. But their main raison d’être?

To be read.

This is important. If you’re not reading the magazines you want your work to appear in—why should anyone else?

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