I got the question again this morning: “I’ve written some stories, but I don’t know where to send them. How do I start?” I think this kind of question is irritating to writers who believe 1) that they found their way through natural curiosity and love of literature, and 2)that they never sought short cuts. I get that, but as an educator it’s my responsibility to provide education, and entertaining irritation actually makes the job harder. When I get the question, I have a one sheet that I explain is a very selective list of resources to browse. What may not be explicit is that it’s not the resources themselves that are as important as developing an awareness of the possible categories . . .
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