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Jenny Bhatt
. . . Cont. Ed. . Member . Pushcart noms. Best of the Net Anthology finalist. 2019.
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Jenny Bhatt 4h
Replying to @rohinik
When I was just starting to send my work out, yes. Many US lit mags run by univ. MFA programs don't pay. But you can get lucky with a good editor who can help make your work better. And many will nominate their best for awards. Read some sample works of theirs before submitting.
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Jenny Bhatt 4h
Replying to @rohinik
Yeah. Quite a few of those. I have submitted to some non-paying venues. But if they charge fees and don't pay, I can't. Again, I know they need to pay for expenses. But do fund drives, subscription packages, etc. Don't charge writers, profit off their work, and then not pay them.
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Jenny Bhatt 5h
Replying to @jennybhatt
+ There are even residencies & retreats with sizable application fees. I fully appreciate it takes time+effort+expenses to administer contests, prizes, etc. I just can't afford to pay at this stage. If I make the odd exception here and there, I know I'll start doing it more. 🤷‍♀️
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Jenny Bhatt 5h
Amazed when people assume that if, as a writer, you've not won a few known awards, you must not be that good. So many awards require hefty submission fees -- if not from the writer, then from the publisher. I don't, as a rule, submit to any place that asks writers to pay fees. +
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Jenny Bhatt 6h
Replying to @rohinik @PopMatters
Excellent and all the best. All my monthly columns feature stories that are free to read online. So that might help if you're looking to save a bit of money and not have to buy a lot of books. :)
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Jenny Bhatt 6h
Replying to @ArunaNambiar
I've read excerpts and interviews about how it's based on his own brother's accident. Held off reading the book because of the sad story behind it. But I do like Akhil Sharma's writing so I'll get to it soon enough, I know.
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Jenny Bhatt 6h
Replying to @jennybhatt
And, it bears repeating: 2018 has been an excellent year for collections.
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Jenny Bhatt 7h
Working on my top 2018 collections for .. "Best of" lists are tough because they're subjective & you're bound to leave some good ones out. But, if they can introduce some new readers to books they might not have picked up otherwise, they're worthwhile.
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Jenny Bhatt 7h
Replying to @gonsalves_r @vgr and 2 others
, , : you guys must know folks interested in this? Might even spark your interest?
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Maggie Smith 22h
Today’s goal: Ask yourself about the kind of life you want: what would you do day to day, and with whom, and where? Consider the life you have. Do one thing today, however small, to close the gap between the two. Keep moving.
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Kate Tuttle 23h
One of the best things we do at the National Book Critics Circle is award a prize for a best first in any genre. This year there are 7 finalists, including two (yay!). More info on here:
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Jenny Bhatt 9h
Now, this writer deserves a literary lifetime achievement award, right? It's the ones who are working away doggedly, without looking for celebrity status, and despite the odds stacked against them who really deserve such awards.
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Jenny Bhatt 9h
Replying to @SanSip
That's a decent list.
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Jenny Bhatt 9h
I haven't read it but now I want to. Because that's exactly how I like my last sentences when reading. (Tough to pull off when writing, of course.)
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Jenny Bhatt 9h
on why we need to feed our hopes
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Jenny Bhatt 11h
Replying to @secondhandsins
He sure is. Should be read more, of course.
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Jenny Bhatt 21h
Replying to @jennybhatt
literary *news* story is what I meant to type, of course. :) Also, this was the one I thought about the most after it first came out.
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Jenny Bhatt 21h
Totally agree. 2018 has been a strong year for debut books in the US, especially from writers of color. I hope we continue to see more diversity.
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Jenny Bhatt 21h
The best literary story in this set of the annual countdown is, for me, the one about the man who won a bookstore in a raffle. I so want that to happen to me. :)
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Jenny Bhatt Dec 9
on the possibility of another world
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