Jeffrey Levine, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press, published an article back in 2011 that has become something of a standard in the poetry world,”On Making the Poetry Manuscript,” all about how to prep your poems individually and as a collection so they’ll command a reader’s attention. It’s a really fascinating look into the process of selecting manuscripts for publication, and how to increase your chances of winning a book prize.
Even if you don’t write poetry, many of the tips are applicable to other genres, so you just might find some new inspiration for your fiction or non-fiction.
Levine, a reader of over 4,000 manuscripts per year (and a writer himself), has now decided to expound upon the 27 tips in the original piece. Each Wednesday for the next little while, he’ll be publishing a “new and improved” tip from the original list, offering more thorough explanations and specific advice in places where the previous space constraints necessitated brevity and generalities.
Check out his first two “new and improved” entries in the series below:Read More...