How to submit a piece of prose
by Maria Nestorides
Submissions are open.
Great news. This is going to be your best submission yet. You rub your hands in glee and crack your knuckles in anticipation.
Double-check the submission date.
Excellent. You have plenty of time, and all sorts of wonderful ideas swimming around in your head that you’d love to write about. You’ve got this.
Settle on one idea.
Yes, that’s the one. You can hear the words in your head. They flow perfectly, one word connecting with the next in a colourful necklace of thoughts and experiences. Quickly! Get it onto paper before you forget. Start typing, fast.
Surely, that’s not how it went?
No, no, no! That’s not at all what you wanted to say. It just doesn’t seem to flow, and it doesn’t feel right in your bones.
In your mind’s eye…
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