Lit Mag Love For Creative Writers Who Want to Publish
By Room Magazine
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What do editors want? It’s a question that many creative writers have asked themselves, or more likely muttered dejectedly after a frustrating rejection. Hosted by Rachel Thompson, author and literary magazine editor, Lit Mag Love answers this question of what editors want by going right to the source, with interviews and insights about how to improve and publish your writing.
||CleanBe Generous & Wise with Jónína Kirton of Turtle Island Responds||Room Magazine’s Turtle Island Responds, is creating an online library of lived experience, offered in verse.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShare Intimacy with Doyali Islam of Arc Poetry Magazine||Offering an emotional truth and creating some kind of intimacy with the readers.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearn from Others with Alexandria Petrassi of So to Speak Journal||And how the “canonical” writer has changed: “When I started reading poetry, I didn’t read anybody living,” says Alexandria Petrassi.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvite Readers In with Sakina Fakhri and Diana McClure of Azure magazine||We're talking interiority and empathy in this episode of Lit Mag Love.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeam Up with Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice and Marianne Chan of Split Lip||Two editors who collaborate, both in this interview and in their approach to editorial work.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlash and Fire with Rebecca Salazar of Plenitude||Rachel Thompson interviews Rebecca Salazar, poetry editor with Plenitude magazine, a publication that aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake Control of Your Narrative with Robin Richardson of Minola Review||So much of what we read and watch about men and women is produced by men. Men say, I don't understand women. It's like, well, of course, you don't, we haven't been telling you anything about ourselves at all until recently.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKnow You’re in a Conversation with Lilly Dancyger of Narratively||If you're reading lots of essays and you haven't seen your story yet, then that means it's needed.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDelight in Language with Maya Marshall of [PANK]||There is a language of talking about writing that I think writers should learn.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake Notice with Donna Talarico of Hippocampus||“I’ve just become better at noticing those little mechanical things,” says the guest for this episode, Donna Talarico, the founder and publisher of Hippocampus Magazine.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPick Pleasure over Ambition with Wendy Lesser from The Threepenny Review||Wendy Lesser is an American critic, writer, and editor based in Berkeley, California. She is the founding editor of the arts journal The Threepenny Review, and the author of a novel and several works of nonfiction.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Luminescent with Amanda Leduc of Little Fiction/Big Truths||“Don’t give up and recognize that the writing is a thing in and of itself as well. You need to be able to love doing the writing and just love being in this world that you create with your characters, over and above wanting your name on a book.”||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLift Up Women’s Stories with Sierra Skye Gemma, Contest Coordinator at Room||Sierra also shares how she approaches writing her own difficult stories and gives really pointed advice for writers of creative nonfiction (CNF) and for writers who are trying to decide if a piece is suitable to enter contests.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemember Write Rhymes with Fight with Eufemia Fantetti of Humber Literary Review||“You can’t always know who is really gunning for you to succeed, and who is just sitting there, rubber-stamping and like, I don’t care if it doesn’t look like me and it doesn’t sound like me, I don’t want to have anything to do with it.”||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstand Who You Are with Alicia Elliott of The Fiddlehead||Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer and the new Creative Non-Fiction editor at The Fiddlehead magazine. She is also someone both daring in her writing, and solid in her beliefs. (Links to her essays appear below, or check out her Twitter feed.)||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStick With Writers with Shazia Hafiz Ramji from PRISM||We also discuss emotional urgency in poetry, literary criticism, and you’ll come away with a better sense of what working with a dream editor is like and what kind of poems you should never submit to Shazia.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurn Your Writing Outward with Carleigh Baker of Joyland Vancouver||“Last winter was a dark winter in CanLit.”||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWrite When Language Fails with Janice Lee of Entropy||Janice is the author of KEROTAKIS, Daughter, Damnation, Reconsolidation, and The Sky Isn't Blue. She is Editor of the #RECURRENT Series at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, and serves as Executive Editor at Entropy.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet Love Lead You with Derek Askey of The Sun Magazine||Derek Askey is the Editorial Assistant with The Sun and has an MFA from Colorado State University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. He writes about music.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvest in Relationships with Pamela Mulloy of The New Quarterly||“Quiet stories are the ones I’m often drawn to.”||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListen to the Writing with Chelene Knight of Room||“I don't have a favourite genre. I have a favourite mindset: I have the power to change the world however I see fit.”||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Writing is like Running and Cycling with Andrea Bennett of Maisonneuve||“So poetry and prose are a little bit like running and cycling, in that there are some things that cross over and other things that don’t.”||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Something Strange with Thea Prieto of The Gravity of the Thing||“It could be overwhelming sometimes how many ways a story can be correct and different at the same time.”||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpose Something Scary with John Haggerty from The Forge Lit Mag||“I think if you’re not working to expose something deep and scary, then in a sense, you’ve already failed.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Subject is Off Limits with Shashi Bhat from Event Magazine||“We’re looking for quality and we’re looking to be surprised.”||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and motivating
I mostly edit for a living, and this podcast has helped me with work for clients. It's also tickled my writerly urges. So long, sleep!
Lit Mag Love
I’ve been listening to this while at work for the past couple of weeks and have learned so much already about the Canadian literary community. This podcast is sensible and interesting and useful for anybody who is considering publishing, especially in literary magazines.
Man, it you're a writer looking to publish in a Cdn literary mag, you need to listen to this podcast. It's super helpful.