On the faces of my students when I suggest they submit their work for publication: flattery, confusion. And I get it—no one taught me how to submit, how to find journals I admire, how to know when a piece is ready. The prospect can be daunting when you’re starting out.
In Colorado Review’s September episode, Podcast Editor Lauren Matheny, Co-Nonfiction Editor Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, and Associate Editor Michelle LaCrosse discuss “Daughter Tongue,” an essay by Kathleen Blackburn featured in the Summer 2017 issue of the magazine. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 28.
What if I get rejected? What if a journal accepts a poem, and then five years down the road I am ashamed to see it out in the world?
By Colorado Review Associate Editor Cory Cotten-Potter Anyone who’s ever been a member of a workshop, writing group, or any impromptu conversation among readers and writers knows that we all have a different aesthetic. And that, as a whole, they’re reasonably hard to describe. Ideally an aesthetic would indicate some sort of definable set, a […]
By Cole Konopka, Colorado Review Associate Editor I love the contemporary literary moment. I love it in many ways. I love the grassroots rhizome of small presses and journals doing unique work all over the world. I love the schools that offer refuge to write among others who write. The contemporary literary moment is in […]
By Yash Seyedbagheri, Colorado Review Associate Editor When you envision stories being rejected at a literary journal, you might imagine a group of men and women in trench coats and fedoras, sitting around rejecting people with a certain glee, tossing manuscripts into the garbage can as they laugh jovially. And the fact is that isn’t true, […]