Welcome back to Too Many Books to Count. I hope you’re having a great week, as I am. My birthday is edging ever nearer, I have a new chapbook working its way toward the horizon, and the Mavguard Magazine submissions window is just about to close—which means things are about to get crazy, in a super fun kind of way.
I know, I know, I talked about Mavguard on Tuesday, but you know what? I’m going to talk about it again.
Why? Because it’s not just the place where I work, it’s the place where I get to publish things by amazing creatives, many of whom have no idea just how creative they really are.
I get to work with creatives all the time, with authors and artists who are still on the indie side of things, still struggling to get some publications under their belts and figure out what to do with this creativity they’ve fostered for so many years—and Mavguard is one of the best ways I get to help them out.
How? Through publication.
When you’re trying to get a novel published, or a picture book, or even a poetry book, it helps if publishers see you have a few publications under your belt. It helps if they know you really have what it takes, that you’ve put in the time and sent your work to be published outside of their submissions form. They want to know you’re serious about this.
And I know you are.
I know how much this means to you.
I know, because it meant that much to me, too.
I hunted for years, for the best places to submit my work. I lived in dread of rejection letters. I know what that’s like. But now I’m on the other side, and I’m doing everything I can to help you, to get you published.
Whether you write short stories, novels, rhyming poetry, free verse, or prose, whether you’re a painter, sculptor, graphic designer, calligrapher, or sketch artist—your work needs to be seen by someone. There’s someone out there who needs to see it, to be inspired by it.
I just want to help you get it there.
I just want to help you get published.
And as of today, there’s not much time left to do it.
The Mavguard Magazine submissions window closes at the end of the month. If you don’t send your work in by then, I can’t look at it. I can’t help you. I can’t get you published.
But if you know me at all, you know how deeply I desire to see you succeed. You know I want the best for you and your amazing talent. And you know how much I want you to get published.
So please, don’t wait. Don’t put it off and forget about it again. Head over to www.MavguardMagazine.com now and send in your work. Do it. Please. I promise you won’t regret it.