HOW IT WORKS
The Five Steps to Getting Published in Literary Journals.
Here's how it works....
1. Story/Essay Analysis
After you sign up, choose a package (see our Services page), and upload your story or essay, one of our agents (always an experienced and published writer) will carefully read your work and score it in 12 categories: Is your story topical? Is the prose especially stylized or lyrical? Is the story formally experimental? Is it humorous? Dark? Difficult?
2. Journal List
After scoring your story/essay, we'll plug it into the Submitit Algorithm and match it to a list of literary journals that we think offers you the best chance of having your work accepted. We’ll shoot high, but we’ll also make sure to include some more accessible journals.
3. Formatting & Editing
We'll make sure your story/essay is formatted properly and free of any obvious errors in grammar and usage. If you've signed up for one of our optional editing services, we'll help take your story to the next level. We also tighten up author bios and work on cover letters.
And then, on your behalf, we manage the whole submission process (always staggered, starting with more prestigious journals) ... and wait. It will usually take several months before we’ve heard from all of the journals. We'll be using a shared email, so you'll see responses as they come in (and you'll hear from us every few weeks).
And hopefully, before too long, we'll be celebrating an acceptance!
So let's get started!