The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain (jenni_the_odd) wrote,
The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain
jenni_the_odd

So Dr. Lowery has moved beyond merely writing "SUBMIT TO LAURELS*" on all my creative writing assignments and begun to insist I send my writings "out".
Whither is this nebulous "out", and how do I find it? I worry that releasing non-native species into the wild will damage the fragile literary ecosystem**.
Intertube searches for multiple variations on "short story submission" turn up pages on what NOT to do when submitting stories (apparently would-be writers are not so good at reading submission guidelines), and dwarf bondage***.

I plan on bugging my professor about this on Monday, but have begun to worry about her mental state. She's teaching three classes this semester, and is going quietly mad. Overexposure to college students will do that to you.

*Laurels being the University of St. Thomas Literary Magazine
**I am aware that this is the very height of narcissism, and my puny writings probably could not make an impact on the literary world if I lit them on fire and threw them into the The New Yorker editor's office.
***Note to self: In the phrase "short story submission", the word "story" is VERY NECESSARY.
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