So you want to get publishing in Mavguard, but you don’t know where to start?
Well, fortunately for you, I’m one of the head editors, and I have a few pointers for you.
Read on, my friends. Read on.
1. Submit something
This is the biggest thing. If you don’t submit something you can’t get published. Sounds obvious, but sometimes even the obvious needs to be blatantly stated.
If you want to get published, you need to send something in.
Go through your stores of short stories, poems, and art pieces, and find your favorites. Send them in! We accept five from each category, so if you’re multi-talented then you can submit up to fifteen different things. Those are pretty good odds, if you ask me.
Also, we just so happen to have published 95% of the people who’ve submitted.
How are those odds for you?
2. Don’t listen to what anyone else says
For me, this one is huge. I’m sure you’ve read droves and droves of articles on how to get published in literary magazines and all the things you have to do to make sure you’ll be taken seriously.
Don’t listen to them.
At Mavguard, we’re looking for newbies. Don’t worry about it if you haven’t fully mastered your craft. If we like your work, you’ll be published. It might take a few tweaks and edits, but we’ll get it done.
And I promise, we’ll be nice.
3. Forge your own path
Send in what you love. Don’t send us something that you hate, something that you think everyone else will like but that you can’t stand. That’s not fun for anyone, trust me. I can tell when someone doesn’t like the piece they’ve submitted, especially if it gets accepted for publication.
You want to be published with something you think is your best work, something that screams you.
Whatever you love, send it in. I guarantee, that’s what we’ll like best too.
4. Submit something!
Yes, this is the same point as #1, but it bears repeating.
If you want to get published, you have to send something in.
I want to see you succeed, I want to see your name printed in Mavguard, but I can’t do that if you don’t first get past whatever’s holding you up and send something in.
If it’s a struggle for you and you need some encouragement, please, contact RAD Writing or Mavguard directly. One of our editors will be more than happy to look over your piece and point you in the right direction.
We’re here to help you.
Editor, Mavguard Magazin