Rhonda Douglas is the author of Welcome to the Circus: Stories, Some Days I Think I Know Things: The Cassandra Poems and How to Love a Lonely Man. She’s a writer with a day-call, an editor and writing mentor.
- “You should write every day.” I hate this kind of writing advice. To be clear, I’m not saying you shouldn’t write every day — it’s not the specifics of the advice that bothers me, it’s the should. Any time someone hits
- Read other people’s poetry. Write poems. Get feedback. Hate feedback. Revise anyway. Subscribe to 5 poetry journals (or read them monthly at the library). Read other people’s poetry. Send poems out. Get poems rejected. Be hurt. Deal with it. Revise
- This will be short: Yes. Need more? God, yes. Life’s short – multiple submit. Tell the literary magazines you’re submitting to that you are submitting to multiple places at the same time and promise to come back to them as