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Awesome Stuff Happening at SUCKER LITERARY

We are currently responding to submissions, so check your inbox! Please be patient with us as we process the feedback sheets. Some folks will not receive feedback because their submission didn’t follow the guidelines. Specifically, they submitted a piece that is not YA. To us, YA is high school through the first year of college, maybe. Thanks to the flourishing New Adult genre, we do not need to include the college age through first few post-college years.

We are also having Joseph Lee, of Wolf&Fox Design Studio, redesign and relaunch our blogsite so that it is a REAL website. The mock-up is AMAZING and our fans and supporters will not be disappointed. Details, plus an interview with Joseph, are forthcoming.

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SUCKER, FREE! (Get it?)

BIG NEWS!
WE ARE FREE TODAY!!!

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SUCKER LITERARY: an anthology, volume 2 is FREE today, tomorrow, and Friday on Amazon in the Kindle store. Click here now to get your FREE copy!

There’s no catch to this. . . now readers can get their hands on SUCKER and write reviews to  post on Amazon and Goodreads.

This FREE promotion is one of several that will be coming up over the next few weeks. We are an indie literary enterprise that relies on volunteers for staff members (there are currently over 25 of us!) and readers to help promote us. So we thank you in advance for your support!

SUCKER LITERARY is a platform for the emerging author of YA fiction, for the daring writer who wants to talk about the real deal of high school and teenage-hood.

Fear & Expectations

*This blog was recently published on our founder’s blog. Here it is in its entirety.
PART I
A High Bar
When I started Sucker a little over a year ago, I had zero expectations and a glowing vision of what I wanted to do: Publish the best in edgy, emerging YA literary fiction and provide all submitters with feedback that would not crush their hearts. Creating a supportive environment, even among those we had to reject, was tantamount to the desire to publish stellar YA fiction. Continue reading

On Giving Feedback

We writers are very sensitive about…well, everything : ) But mostly, we are sensitive about our work.  And that’s why when we give one another feedback, we need to choose the kindest approach.

I prefer a certain approach when giving feedback. This approach was further reinforced by Meg Kearney to me when I was a student at Solstice: When faced with having to criticize another writer’s work, choose kindness over harsh criticism. What this really boils down to is tone, use a kind tone when responding to a writer’s work. Continue reading

SUCKER, free (get it?)

from the editor

Why we are free.

Recently on Twitter we engaged in a brief discussion on how to get SUCKER more widely distributed, which also included getting it “live” in bookstores. In some private emails, the staff has offered some suggestions about how to make this happen.  All of the suggestions required funds. Yep, go ahead and try to think of a way to get us more widely distributed and I guarantee that when you get to the end of the thought, money will be involved. Continue reading

Sucker Literary Magazine Issue 1

We are excited and proud to announce the first issue of Sucker Literary Magazine, Voices from Emerging Writers of YA Fiction.

Sucker Literary Magazine is a PDF document. Readers can download the magazine from our blog and read it on their computers. This is a rather large document and may take 5 minutes. So sit back with your favorite sucker lolly and relax while the deliciousness downloads. Click here to begin download.

*No part of the magazine may be copied (digitally or print)  and distributed without permission. If you are a school or library and wish to print and copy this for your collection, please email the editor for permission at: suckerliterarymagazine@cox.net

Click on the image above to download.

Cover Art Submissions

We are interested in submissions by artists for the design of our first cover. Continue reading

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