How to Submit to Literary Magazines

I remember when I first began submitting to literary magazines in Canada I found the whole process to be a bit intimidating. I had a lot of questions. Which publications were the best fit for my stories and poems? What goes in a cover letter? What should my manuscript look like? How should I keep track of my submissions?

I answered all these questions (and more) during a workshop I gave on this topic at the literASIAN festival last weekend.

Click here to download a PDF of my presentation, Don't Let Your Stories Languish: How to Submit to Literary Magazines. I broke the process down step by step and gave examples. I even shared my own personal manuscript submission spreadsheet; you can get a glimpse of all the failure I suffered along the way before I landed my book deal. As well, I offered quick tips and direct links to publishing resources in Canada.

Go forth and submit!