RWW Soundings

Spring 2018

4

What Happens Next?:
Three RWW Alumni Weigh in on Publication Experiences

What Happens Next?:
Three RWW Alumni Weigh in
on Publication Experiences

INTRO

Introduction

Often in the realm of literary education, publication is brushed aside. There are good reasons: publishing can easily be researched online, it’s more important to focus on refining your craft, there’s simply not enough time to discuss it in English classes and MFA residencies, and so on. However, this silence can sometimes leave a new writer confused and intimidated. What do you do when you know your poem, story, or book is finished?

We’ve asked three alumni who published their creative theses after their time at RWW to share some of their experiences and advice with us. Each has a different perspective on the journey, and each offers different wisdom. Whether or not you’re new to the publishing world, I ask that you take their words to heart—keep writing and find a way to share your work with the world.
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—Hannah Comerford, Editor

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