Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Discovering Skylight Books
(Well, I've actually written many more, but these six are the only ones I'm willing to unleash into the wild.)
Next step - submit them to literary journals to get published. There are hundreds of journals in print, so I need to do some research on which ones might be a good fit for my stories.
Upon my Relax & Write teacher's recommendation, I stopped by Skylight Books after brunch to look through their selection of literary journals.
The shop was easy to find among the coolness on Vermont Ave in Los Feliz --
A fantastic independent book store, carefully curated and organized --
With special sections that I'm sure you won't see at Barnes & Noble --
And a beautiful, thriving tree right in the center!
I spent a leisurely hour flipping through all the literary journals they had before getting drawn to their wall of blank journals --
I do all my writing longhand in journals, so I love fancy blank notebooks, especially those made with recycled materials. My theory - the prettier the book, the more inspired the writing!
Fell in love with this one immediately --
I *loved* this store! Like the Skylight Books Twitter description says, it's what a neighborhood book store should be.
If only it were in my neighborhood on the Westside! Ah well, I'll be back.
Continuing my research on literary journals this week - hoping to have all my submissions done by Friday!