Issue Two Hundred Eighty Seven

Watershed Books: Now Seeking Young Adult Books

Watershed Books is an imprint of Pelican Book Group. Watershed publishes Christian fiction aimed at readers between the ages of 14 and 19. They want the books to appeal to older readers as well. It is a good idea to browse their catalog to see what they have previously published. This will also give you…

Plainsongs Poetry Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

In print since 1980, Plainsongs is an established poetry journal produced by Hastings College Press in Hastings, Nebraska. They are looking for poetry composed of living language as vital and expansive as the great plains. And, they prefer verse that lives in the present while honoring its modernist and post-modernist heritage. Plainsongs publishes both free…

3 Reasons Imitation is a Gateway to Originality

By Katey Schultz Imitation, at first mention, is often shunned in writing circles. Admittedly, it can be confused with plagiarism, although in my work as a teacher and author, I see the two as very, very different. Think about classical painters who spend years imitating Monet before beginning original works of their own. Consider some…