I think Lit Mag Love is a winner because it gives practical help for those writers who are ready to leap and just don't know how. Doing this with a group made it "fun" in a way and it didn't feel as if I were drudging along in my "room of one's own."
I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to publish in literary magazines, but really any writer who is interested in joining a community and honing their craft.
My writing life has exploded since taking the Lit Mag Love course! I've had five short stories accepted in the space of a few months (along with some inevitable rejections) and I feel I'm really on the right track.
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.
Lit Mag Love taught me to be more professional in terms of the writing practice. Getting published isn't just throwing your work into the dark. You have to be strategic about it. I really liked that Lit Mag Love broke it down into specific goals.
This course gave me a lot of the direction when I was floundering beforehand. I always wondered whether I just wasn't good enough, now I see two things after this course—how to work with a system and that only I get to decide that I am a good enough writer.
What a wonderful experience meeting everyone, connecting, and spending the last month talking writing and submissions! Rachel, thank you for all your hard work, your patience, and your passion for writing. They come through loud and clear, and they've rubbed off on all of us.
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.
Created by & © Rachel Thompson, 2018