Alanna Okun

Alanna Okun

Author | The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater

Alanna Okun is a senior editor at Racked and the author of The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater (Flatiron, 2018). Her writing has been published in the New York Times, NPR, BuzzFeed, Apartment Therapy, and the Hairpin, among others, and she’s appeared on TODAY, Good Morning America, and many other local and national TV and radio programs.

The Power of Rejection: How We Get Past the Angst and Improve Our Odds for Future Submissions

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As writers we tend to fixate on one goal, getting published. Rejection can feel like a stumbling block, something to avoid at all costs. But here’s the thing: You are going to be rejected throughout your career. Rejection is part of the process, whether you are struggling to connect with an agent or shopping around […]

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