Three Stages of Manuscript Submission (Illustrated)

I submitted two poems to a literary magazine yesterday, my doves.

At first, it felt like this:

I’m so proud of myself! I finished my shit, and it was good! GO ME.

And then it dawned on me how many things could have gone wrong.

Did I do the cover letter right? Did I remember to spell check? What if I’m actually terrible? Please love me. Oh, God. Please.

After a few terrifying minutes, I thought “Pssh, I still did it. I still submitted. I am good. I DESERVE A MOTHERFUCKING COOKIE.”



For all of you who have submitted your work to the Great and Powerful Editors recently, I salute you. Consume the cookie of your choice.


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