There’s a reason McSweeney’s is a top publication goal for many people. It’s a great humor site. Once you’re published there, you’ll gain the respect and admiration of all the cool and literate people in your life. And everyone else—friends, family, your husband—will say “McWhat?” But screw them. They don’t know from funny. Here’s your guide to getting bragging rights for life. Follow the guidelines. McSweeney’s outlines specific submission guidelines on their site. Follow them. This may be a humor site, but they still expect professionalism. Chris Monks, the editor, is the nicest guy you’ll never meet. Still, no one … Read More
Ann Cinzar writes about lifestyle, culture and family. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Brevity, The Globe and Mail, and elsewhere.
Beyond Your Blog is one year old! It’s hard to believe a year has passed. Considering I am usually a late adopter, it’s even harder to believe I was one of Susan’s first readers/listeners. In honor of the first anniversary, I’ve put together a list of top lessons I’ve learned so far from Beyond Your Blog. Make It Easy Writing isn’t always easy. But it’s important to make it easy for an editor— to say yes, that is. Particularly with first time submissions to new sites, pieces that are relevant and current have greater success. My first attempt at Huffington … Read More