In a career-focused college, some may ask: how do outlets like literary magazines contribute to college students’ professional goals? how do they provide students with intellectual and professional advancement opportunities? and why do we need venues like literary magazines? This post series looks at each of these questions in-depth and offers advice to college students who are looking to navigate an increasingly challenging (and rewarding!) job market landscape.
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Why do we need venues like literary magazines?
Too often, we get caught up in the details of everyday life. Is it going to rain? Did I pay that bill on time? Where did I leave my keys? Of course, it’s important to be able to follow directions, place a budget, and stay organized, but it also important to nurture and develop our creativity.
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Literary magazines offer writers the opportunity to create, share, engage, and yes, even empathize.
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Creating and sharing creativity work is the most exhilarating, terrifying, and rewarding thing we do. Often, the creative process must be done alone or whatever alone looks like to you. It could be in your bedroom at a desk. It could be in a crowded coffeeshop in the back corner. It could even be on a park bench down on a river walk. Wherever or however it is, you are shaping and structuring alone.