Lucy Furlong is completing the MFA in creative writing at Kingston and currently writing a collection of poetry. She had a poem included in English Pen’s award-winning Poems for Pussy Riot anthology, Catechism, and a poem recently in the Solidarity Park Poetry project in support of the Turkish uprising. Her poetry map, Amniotic City can be found at http://www.lucyfurlong.com
How often do you submit your work and where to? It does of course depend on what you are writing. Short stories and poems can be submitted across the publishing stratosphere, and that can mean anything from twinkling blogs and zines, to esteemed literary magazines and journals, not forgetting competitions and anthologies.
Novels are a different matter and recently a friend prepared the first three chapters of her book to send, plus blurb, synopsis and covering letter to an agent. This seemed to me to involve far more of an…
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