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Raquel Dionísio Abrantes is a writer from Portugal. She has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master’s Degree in Cinema from Universidade da Beira Interior. Raquel gave a Master Class in Writing of Scripts about Narrative Structure. Her writing has appeared on Write or Die Tribe, Better Than Starbucks, The Pangolin Review, New Hand Lab and Fleas on the Dog. She writes for Read Poetry. More about her work can be found at https://www.instagram.com/woodland.poem.

As a writer you have probably submitted your work to literary publications—or have at least considered doing so. Literary journals and magazines are incredible places to get exposure for your pieces. However, it is necessary to make a careful selection.

Throughout history, Black people have suffered atrocities, and after centuries of progress, it is still imperative to raise awareness about persisting, pervasive inequity and work to create much-needed change. The Black Lives Matter movement has brought deep-rooted and unresolved problems

Call Me By Your Name, written by André Aciman, is told from the perspective of Elio, a cultured seventeen-year-old boy, son of two intellectual parents, who takes readers on both an academic and romantic journey. We wander the Italian landscape,

“Writing more and more to the sound of music, writing more and more like music. Sitting in my studio tonight, playing record after record, writing, music a stimulant of the highest order, far more potent than wine.” —Anaïs Nin    When it comes

All historical and artistic events have something crucial to tell us. Through them, we understand the development of the world. One of them is the artistic, philosophical, and intellectual movement called Romanticism, referring to the birth of a new set

Since prehistoric times, the moon has played a crucial role in our lives. In ancient civilizations, the moon was viewed as a deity. Old lore tells us about its force to convert humans into monsters. Poets and writers of fiction

I am a pluviophile, that is, a lover of rain. However, I also enjoy sunny days because they are perfect for reading outside. It is lovely to sit under the shade of a tree, whether in a forest or a

I am sure you have heard it before: show, don’t tell. It is the celebrated telling vs. showing in prose. In this regard, Anton Chekhov writes, in a letter to his brother, Alexander Chekhov, “for instance: you will capture the

Most writers struggle with self-doubt at some point. This inner demon comes from a place of imposter syndrome. We know that we are capable of more and better. Our best work is always yet to be written. We are too

Trigger warning: abuse   During my writing sessions, I need two things: a quiet place and background music. I love to write with melodies inside my mind. As a collector of words, songs’ lyrics have a special place in my heart because

Sometimes we writers suffer from the writing blues. We look at our work and we see no worth in it. This comes from a multitude of feelings, including self-doubt, perfectionism, comparison, and many more. However, there are things we can

Reflection is essential in everyone’s life. It is an inner action that helps us analyze our own existence. However, introspection can be harsh at times because it evokes memories and challenging moments. So, what better way to reflect than with