Attention writers, it is time again for the Blood Orange Review Swing Shift Writers Series. This is your chance to use our blog as a forum for discussing the often undiscussed challenges of being a writer.
Each week for the month of August, the Blood Orange Review blog will post field reports from working writers across the country. Our theme for this year's series is "failure."
We want to hear about how writers' deal with the struggle to become published. Writing and publishing is a hard line of work. What do you do when you get writer's block? What methods or practices help you buck up and continue in this cut-throat field? What philosophies sustain you, even if the book you wrote three years ago still hasn't gotten picked up by a publisher? Do you have a whopper of a rejection letter that you want to share?
We will be accepting submissions for the Swing Shift Series during July and August 2008. Send your blog submissions (100-800 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach your submission as a word document as well as embed the text directly into the email.
If you'd like to see last year's Swing Shift Series, look in this blog's archive for June 2007. We look forward to reading your responses.