No more delays. I have a list of places to submit to this week. I have a basic cover letter. I know my manuscript is formatted correctly.
All I have to do is go on Submitable and pay a couple of bucks to submit my work.
This is going to be easy!
Let’s do the Harvard Review first.
I literally just checked this earlier in the week. I could have swore they said…
No matter. People change their minds. And there have been several notices on the Harvard Review website talking about the increasing adjustments they’ve had to make due to COVID.
They’re trying to be proactive about the pandemic, unlike some businesses here in Ohio that I could name. This is a good thing.
When are they going to open up submissions again?
That works for me.
Who else is on my list from earlier?
Excellent! Another one I’ve been looking forward too. All I have to do is send it off.
The submission manager looks like it’s up and working, with no notices about… hang on…
Well… it looks like I’m not submitting this week.
Or at all. For a while.
Every other publication on my list had already bumped their submission dates back to the fall. So I’m going to have to come back to all of this in August.
The good news is that this gives me the time and space to not only work on my own writing – and projects with my clients – but to also start a new series on this blog.
While I don’t have anything set in stone yet, I’ve got a couple of ideas that I’m going to be testing out.
- Write like Stephen King for a week
- Examine the top three writing mistakes that people make – that most writing guides don’t cover.
- Mental illness and the modern writer
No matter what I end up doing, we’re going to have fun.