Articles by M.R. Branwen

May 31, 2017

Why Literary Journals Don’t Pay 24

If a literary magazine is paying you for your work, they are likely doing so out of grant money, not pockets deeply lined by the publishing of literary fiction and poetry.

January 22, 2016

CTRL-F, DELETE: Word-Trends, Sneaky Cliches, and Other Turns of Phrase You Should Immediately Delete From Your Manuscript 26

For the sake of your writing — and for the patience of editorial staffs everywhere — keep one eye on what’s trending. If it sounds familiar, you’ve probably read it somewhere before. And, believe you me, so have we.