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Weekly Round-Up: Don't Stop Believing

Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we've created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week's posts all in one place.

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A Long Journey

The path to publication can be a long one. It often (always?) includes some rejection. Read A Writer’s Reflections on Rejection to learn how to deal with it.

Check out A 30-year Writing Journey Finds Publishing Partner at Writer’s Digest Conference to understand why some books need that long road.

Then check out 9 Tips for the Publication Journey to make sure you're fully prepared.

The rewrite is another essential stop on the road of writing and publishing. Here are 10 Tips for (Re)Writing a Novel.

Agents and Opportunities

This week's agent spotlight shines on Danielle Burby of Nelson Literary. She is seeking all genres of YA and MG along with select passion projects on the adult side in women’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and mystery.

Poetic Asides

For this week's Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a "snap judgment" poem. Then try out an Irish poetic form: the ae freislighe.

There are podcasts about pretty much any topic you could imagine, but did you know there are some great podcasts out there for poets? Check out the 10 Best Poetry Podcasts for Poets.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character give or face an ultimatum.

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a punishment poem.

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Award-winning novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses the chance meeting that led to her new novel, The Good Son.

Sea Bound

Sea Bound

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone connected to the sea.

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Michigan Quarterly Review: Market Spotlight

Michigan Quarterly Review: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Michigan Quarterly Review, the flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan.