CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

November 22, 2008

THIS ARTICLE IS BEING SUBMITTED WHERE?

CAROLYN’S CREATIONS

THIS ARTICLE IS BEING SUBMITTED WHERE?

NOTE: You will notice that I am not mentioning the name of the publication to which I am submitting my article. Nor am I giving any identifying information. This information will be provided at a later date!

     Do not submit articles to major publications when you first begin writing, I warned Theresa.
     As a new, inexperienced writer, never having been published, Theresa wanted to break into the field. She had several pieces she’d written, which were not too bad. However, she showed her innocence in the field by planning on sending them to top notch publications, rather than smaller magazines with less stringent competition. She also did not feel that she had to adjust her writing to meet their guidelines. She expected that they would set their rules aside and, at the very least read her submissions, and that they would be so enamored with her writing that they would publish her work.
     All this jibberish aside, I have to ask the question of myself: Why am I submitting my work to the major publication that is “way over my head?”
     I have been working on a historical journal article, not only for a major publication, but for a high-level competition hosted by this journal. I, a person who studied in the medical and human service field, am entering the world of the historian—the historian at the level of a Harvard University Ph. D. This arrogance flies in the face of (more…)

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