In 2012 we had the incredible pleasure of publishing Rachael Warecki’s story “The Rites of Summer” in Volume One of our anthology. This year she was a Short Story Award Finalist, earning special recognition for her work, as well as agency review. This week she wrote a rebuttal to an article by the New Republic that writers need to cheat to get published. Rachael makes some wonderful points about submission strategy and evaluating your work. She writes: “It’s not a completely impermeable membrane, and you don’t have to cheat to make inroads. Just be strategic and selective about your submissions, and don’t be afraid to cultivate relationships with other writers, wherever you may find them.”
She includes some lovely praise for our publication, as well as others who champion platforms for emerging writers. It’s a wonderful read by a wonderful writer and friend. Read the full piece, here.