Keith Burkholder has been published in Creative Juices, Sol Magazine,
Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Scarlet Leaf Review.
He has a bachelor's degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
Submitting work for publication
The bravest thing that I have done recently is submitting my writing for publication. The publication world is fiercely competitive.
I have been rejected by nearly all of the publications I have sent my work to. The constant rejection is bizarre, but it is part of the writing process.
No one has ever mentored me in writing. I have embarked on this experience all on my own. My only writing help has been through a course I took a course with the Institute of Children’s Literature. This at home course allowed me to write stories in order to be sent out to editors.
Writing can be exhausting mentally. This is the reason why I write a little bit every day. Every writer has his or her own schedule they follow in order to complete a task at hand.
I work on poetry, short stories, and novels. I am brainstorming six novels at the present time and it has been a great process in general while writing them.
I have been published in Creative Juices, Sol-Magazine, Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Birmingham Arts Journal and Poetry Quarterly. It has taken a lot of work just to get published in general.
I would not suggest a person to be a writer unless they can deal with constant rejection. Not everyone on the planet can take that much rejection and continue to write.
I will continue to persevere and write for as long as I can. I enjoy writing a lot and do not mind the rejection letters.
Writing should be something one enjoys doing. One really needs to have a passion in order to write well and deal with rejection.
This is what I believe has been my bravest endeavor so far. I will keep writing in different genres and enjoy this continually. This is all that I can say for now and I will continue to follow the creativity as I continue into the near and distant future.