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Ask Mickayla: How Do You Score a Front-Page Article?

The soft, feathery pages in one’s hands that crinkle with every movement, the pages filled with a seemingly endless amount of words—picking up a newspaper can be overwhelming.

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Ask Phoebe: How Can I Get Noticed When Submitting to Literary Publications?

For the past year, part of my writing life has been focused on reading slush—sorting through the wobbly digital stack of your work. While I was reading slush, I was submitting my work to slush piles, so I’ve been on both sides of the table. And I have some good news for you, which I also tell myself after every rejection letter:

Good work is easy to recognize, and there isn’t as much good work as you think.

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Ask Abby: How Can You Convey Humor through Writing?

Whenever I tell my family a joke that doesn’t land, I get blank looks and silence. In a rush to fill the void, I clarify: “See, sloths are slow, so they can’t interrupt.” This is met with, “If you have to explain the joke, it isn’t funny.” It might be that I need to learn patience, though it’s also possible (however remotely) that interrupting sloth jokes just aren’t funny.

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