Must come to an end.
And I’ve approached the end of this chapter of mine. For the past semester, I have been the editorial assistant at Bluestem, and I don’t regret a minute of it. I have learned a lot about reading and writing, and I hope that you learned something from these blog posts as well.
I’ve written about print versus digital, rejection, and even how and where to submit work, but now it is the time to say goodbye. At Bluestem, I have learned how to be a better writer by posting these blogs. I’ve also learned how to be a better reader by reading manuscripts and proofreading my work.
I, however, learned the most from my supervisors: Dr. Knight, fiction editor, and Dr. Abella, editor-in-chief. They’ve taught me how to work in a professional setting and how to proofread my work. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for them. They’ve taught me the ins and outs of working at a literary journal and I am forever in debt to their advice. I can’t thank them enough for their support and their help along the way.
I also need to thank all of you (my readers and contributors of Bluestem). You’ve read, commented, and appreciated these posts, and there is nothing better than knowing that people out there read my posts. You gave me a reason to keep writing and I hope I did the same for you. But before I go, I want to leave you with a poem about saying goodbye. Enjoy!