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This is an email from CRY Academy, a newsletter by CRY Magazine.

Call For Submissions — How Are You Dealing With Jealousy

It’s a word we writers and creators shy away from, but if we’re able to keep it all the way real with ourselves, jealousy is a thing. A real thing. Something a lot of us feel in some way when we see other creatives flourishing.

And just to be clear, you can feel jealous and still be happy for someone. The jealousy I’m speaking about is that feeling in the pit of your stomach that you can’t shake. It’s you reading a post about another writer achieving something outstanding and wishing it could be you. Especially when that person is in your circle, those feelings become amplified.

In most cases, we don’t act on these emotions. We’re mature enough and genuinely are pleased to see one of our peers elevate in their career. But feelings are much harder to control so let’s talk about it.

How do you deal with jealousy? What do you do to not compare yourself to other creators?

NEW RULE:

You can submit to this or ANY of our past writing prompts. Just scroll through our previous newsletters. They’ll be marked “Call for Submissions.”

Same rules still apply

  • If you’re already a writer for CRY, go ahead and submit.
  • If you’re not a writer for CRY but would like to submit to this request, let us know and we’ll add you ASAP.
  • Be as creative as you want in your submissions. As long as you stick to the topic, we’ll consider it.
  • Just because you submit doesn’t mean we’ll post. If you haven’t heard back from us in three days, consider that a pass.

Please reach out if you have any questions at all. If you are new to Medium, here’s how you submit a draft to a publication.

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