The LitMag Dialogues Part 1: How Working at Literary Magazine Draws in a Variety of People
If there is one thing I’ve learned from pursuing a career in writing, it is the fact that words can come from all over. Everyone has the ability to create something meaningful via his or her own language, background, culture and experience. I like being surrounded by writers because we each bring something unique to the “universe” that is the written word. Writing is a method of communication, used formally in medical journals, newspapers, magazines, and of course, literature.
It can be overlooked at times, but reading other people’s writing is the best way to expand your own horizon of knowledge. If you think about it, nothing is completely objective. There is always a tone present, lightly detected or not, that can reveal an author’s true feelings about his or her subject.
I never considered how many sources and types of people that various writings could come from—until I was surrounded by writers on a regular basis. It started when I took my first creative writing workshops away at school, attended a summer writer’s institute, and began interning at a literary magazine in my hometown. Read more…