I am still in the submission stage. Between money and time, the progress of submitting the manuscript to contests and presses has been slow. Like turtle slow. Submitting to one or two contests is one thing. Submitting to several at once is costly.
The one thing that has helped me compile a list of where to submit is The Poet's Market 2013. When going through listings on websites like pw.org and duotroupe.com were becoming more time consuming than anything else, I bought the Poet's Market on my Kindle. Being able to highlight the names of presses or contests and being able to come back to them later in the Notes section is awesome. Being able to do that on the train with my Kindle is even better. Not only does The Poet's Market 2013 have listings for contests and such, it also has essays on a few topics in the poetry world such as Poetic Form. You should go grab a copy (Amazon has the best price!) and see for yourself.
So let's see, I've been researching, slowly submitting, and....creating query letters! Now being a journalist, you would think a query letter would be easy. It's not in the creative writing world because you are offering something for people to react and critique on, you are giving a piece of yourself to whom ever is alive on the other end of that letter or e-mail. In the next post or so, I'll post a sample of what a query letter looks like for creative writing. I will also talk about this wonderful thing called compromise and why I don't want to in the next post.
But for now, good night Write Queeners. Don't let your Late Night Feelings get in the way.