You should query or submit the collection when it is a complete work of art, a full dinner, a wrapped-up conversation.
So: flip your stories, dear ones. Marinate your poems, flambé your essays. Make a mess, clean it up, start over where you have to.
Themes and images are not finite resources. You can repurpose your obsessions again and again and again.
What anchors your work? If you were a squirrel, what cues would you look for to find the bounty you’ve created—and what you will continue to collect?
Before our first meeting, please select one of the following reading lists and take notes on the common threads that you find in the pieces.