Paula Panich, The Literary Gardener

My Year of Submissions to Literary Magazines

Fueled by frustration and a manuscript of unpublished culinary essays with recipes, I spent two years writing letters to agents.


Only one wrote back with regrets: She hadn’t heard of M.F.K. Fisher.

Fit to be tied, I swore I’d never write again. Then I thought: The literary magazines! Why not make a game of getting published?

Please visit Diane Jacob’s blog “Will Write for Food” to read the rest and the inspired conversation with fellow literary writers.