for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction

Lit Mag Love

The course that will help you publish your writing in literary journals you adore.

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Want to publish in literary magazines, but not having much luck?

Does this sound familiar?

You feel overwhelmed about sending your writing to journals. (Some of it has been languishing in drawers for years!)

You submit to lit mags, but get frustrated with the long waits, followed by the heartbreaking sting of rejection. (What do editors want!?)

You wish you could find a community of writers to support you and your dreams of getting published.

After Lit Mag Love you will know the steps you must take to publish your work—and take those steps right to a big “YES” for your writing from your dream journals.

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Hello, I’m Rachel Thompson

Lit Mag Editor and Literary Author

I believe the world needs your writing. Yes, yours.

But I know from working with hundreds of writers that it might feel easier for you to let your pages languish in a drawer, succumbing to the forces of overwhelm and feeling stuck.

If you want to connect with editors, readers who really resonate with your writing, but you need a guide to help you polish and share your writing, I would love to connect. 

I am here to help you publish in the lit mags of your dreams.

Lit Mag Love was the impetus I needed to get serious and motivated about my submissions.

Rachel was a luminous guide offering equal parts gentle prompts and discerning truths.

Deborah Johnstone

Pushcart Prize Nominee

Being part of Lit Mag Love and working with Rachel Thompson transformed my writing by opening avenues to publications, developing community, and furthering my commitment to craft.

Rachel is a fantastic mentor and I highly recommend this course.

Rowan McCandless

Journey Prize Finalist

Rachel deeply cares about helping emerging and established writers. She believes in building and cultivating writing communities—spaces for writers to meet, share work, get feedback, and grow. 

Marlena Chertock

Author of Crumb Sized

the lit mag love Podcast

What do editors want?
Find out in this podcast for creative writers who want to publish. Listen to interviews with editors and get insights on how to publish in their journals.

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Anthology 1: Blood & Water

Our first Lit Mag Love Anthology features stories and poems Lit Mag Love students found homes for in literary magazines (a.k.a. lit mags). Read these works alongside the tale of how each author successfully submitted their writing.

I’m so thrilled to show the results of the dedicated writing and submitting practices of these writers—this is work of both their creative hearts and luminous minds.