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The Power of Listening to What Your Practice Demands


Today’s re-blog may start by talking about Literary Magazines; but, it soon takes off and flies in the realm of practical commitment…

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

franz.pngby Beth Franz

“What do you want to achieve by sending your work out?” Allison K Williams asks this of us in her book, Get Published in Literary Magazines, offering three possibilities for consideration: publication (the reward of seeing your name in print), payment (the reward of money in your pocket), and prestige (the reward of being “taken seriously” by virtue of having made it into a publication of some repute).  As Williams explains, “Thinking about your ultimate big-picture goal helps you choose where to submit.”

I struggled to make it past Williams’s three choices, none of which seemed to quite fit my situation.  Even now, my mind continues to search for my answer to that important question: “What do you want?”  (To make things a little more challenging for myself, I decided to stay with Williams’s preoccupation with the letter P.)  Here are the answers I’ve arrived…

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2 responses to “The Power of Listening to What Your Practice Demands

  1. Sonia G Medeiros August 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Good article! Thanks for sharing this.

    Like

    • Alexander M Zoltai August 3, 2017 at 11:43 am

      You’re welcome — thanks for commenting :-)

      Liked by 1 person

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