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Make Sure That You Warn Me If You’re Coming to Birmingham

Sorry, listening to The English Beat. “Jeanette.” “No, no, no I’ll never forget you Shared one last cigarette and swapped false addresses” The English Beat had absolutely the best cover art of any 80’s band. To wit: Speaking of art, … Continue reading

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An Excellent Guide to Writing Cover Letters and to Making Pitches

Format Magazine is out with a great page on pitching editors: https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/how-to-get-published-advice (external link) They advise most of what I’ve recommended over the years but I’d add a few things. Consider making two or three pitches in an e-mail. An … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Melancholy, Wistfulness, and Unrequited Love

I’m overtaken with melancholy every time I pass a magazine rack. I think of all the magazines I’ve queried with no success or even acknowledgment. It reminds me very much of being turned down for a date or a job. … Continue reading

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Why Magazines Are Like Sailboats

“Mr. Andersen, who now writes books and hosts a public radio show, said that magazines might eventually gain a cult following akin to the interest around other obsolete media, like vinyl records.” ‘Eventually, they’ll become like sailboats,’ he said. ‘They … Continue reading

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