How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter for your Lit Journal Submission

The world of writing and publishing is a cold, dark place, we know that better than most here at the minnessota review. Sure, your story or poetry packet is perfect, you know that! Your mum knows that! Your girlfriend cried when she read your Haiku series about your first date. But how do you convince … Continue reading How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter for your Lit Journal Submission

How (the Hell) Do I Revise my Story?

You had that moment: Inspiration smacked you, you pounded those keys like a mad(wo)man, took a glance over those twelve pages and admired the hell out of how goddamn glorious of an artist you are…and then you workshopped the thing and everyone was all “I just, like, don’t really care about the narrator,” “Why are … Continue reading How (the Hell) Do I Revise my Story?

Famous American Corporations vs. Famous American Authors

This week at the minnesota review we will be testing our readers’ knowledge of craft advice vs. corporate slogans. The following are either quotes about writing from famous American Authors, or commercial slogans from famous American Corporations. Please match the following quotes, or commercial slogans with the correct corresponding sources. Don’t cheat! “Rewrite history. Redefine … Continue reading Famous American Corporations vs. Famous American Authors

Giovanni Documentary in Progress

Virginia Tech’s own Nikki Giovanni will be in the spotlight once again as the Rada Film Group follows the poet in their quest to create a cinema verite-style production, Going to Mars. Named after her well-known poem “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea (We’re Going To Mars),” the film will follow Giovanni in her daily life of … Continue reading Giovanni Documentary in Progress