Biography: 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, Fleas on the Dog and The Fictional Café. She writes for Read Poetry. More about her work can be found on Instagram, @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.
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