Miles Teller and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the New York Times’ inspired “The Year’s Best Actors: 9 Kisses” video series.
Category Archives: creativity
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1. Keep endless lists of literary journals. Mark which ones actually publish your style, and archive the rest. Note open submission periods per year.
2. Follow LitMagNews on Twitter, where Jonathan Crowl posts and retweets calls for submissions from literary journals.
3. Join the Facebook Group for Poetry, Fiction, and Art Calls for Submissions. It’s approve-only but it’s fairly easy to get approved.
Great, great essay by Lev Grossman over on Buzzfeed, on the time he left everything and went on a roadtrip to become a great writer.
“You can’t be that lonely now, not anymore, but back then loneliness was a totally different animal: It came at you hot and strong, raw and uncut….
What I hadn’t figured out yet was that it’s OK not to be a genius, whatever that is, if there even is such a thing. Since then I’ve learned that the creative life may or may not be the apex of human civilization, but either way it’s not what I thought it was. It doesn’t make you special and sparkly. You don’t have to walk alone. You can work in an office — I’ve worked in offices for the past 15 years and written five novels while doing it. The creative life is forgiving: You can betray it all you want, again and again, and no matter how many times you do, it will always take you back.”