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Feb 11, 2021

#PodcastersForJustice

A unique double-wide lit mag themed episode that includes interviews with two pioneering souls.

My first guest is Erik Harper Klass, a writer and the founder of the full-service short story submissions service Submitit.

And my second guest is Jenna Faccenda, Founder of Eclipse Lit, a nonprofit literary magazine.

Erik Harper Klass is the founder of a unique business, the world's first full-service submissions company for short story writers – submititnow.com.

He is also a critically acclaimed writer whose work has appeared in a variety of journals and been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

Erik and I talked about:

  • The sniper vs blunderbuss approach to publishing
  • "Zen and the Art of Rejection"
  • How his unique submission algorithm was designed
  • Why glossy lit mag queries might be a waste of time
  • And how to stagger your submissions

In the second segment of the show, I chatted with inspiring Philadelphia native and writer, Jenna Faccenda, Founder of Eclipse Lit.

Eclipse Lit is a nonprofit literary magazine founded on a "... mission to give artists a medium to heal while benefiting organizations dedicated to helping people facing trauma."

After losing her fiancé to suicide and finding solace in the transformative power of writing, Jenna set out to provide a forum for others who have suffered.

In this file Jenna and I talked about:

  • The Writer's Journey and healing through art
  • Her dedication to help lift other writers out of the darkness
  • Raising mental health awareness (and support)
  • And how to start a non-profit literary journal

**National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

**1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741

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