Hey SNP, I thought about sending you an email but something about it smacks of favor-mongering since my question is about finding work. I graduated from undergrad about a month ago. Pretty usual story, probably. Writer, English major, etc. Most of my writing from school is personal essay and poetry which, though I like the work I've done, feels wholly unmarketable in the job hunt. Any thoughts on how to get started? Am I supposed to just take to the internet and cross my fingers?
Basically, yes. That’s what you’re supposed to do when you don’t have offline connections. That, and intern at a magazine. Elisabeth Denison, poetry editor at the New Yorker, has what may be good advice for you here.