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10 Rules for Submitting Short Stories

If you’re a fiction writer with a desire to be published, then you should be submitting short stories to magazines. I’m guilty of NOT doing this enough myself, so this year I plan to do more. Hell, I’vegot  a drawer full of shorts anyway, so I don’t know what my problem is (lazy) but let’s focus on yours, shall we. There’s a good article in this month’ Writer’s Digest about the ‘rules’ for submitting, Click here to READ the full article. Excerpt –

Submitting Short Stories
Getting your short story published in a reputable literary journal or magazine is a great way to get noticed as a fiction writer. It can:
·         Help you build your author platform as a fiction writer
·         Provide opportunities to get paid for short stories
·         Provide opportunities to win awards or cash prizes through short story contests

Sounds great, doesn’t it? But competition for publication in these markets is stiff, so it’s important to remember a few best practices to improve your chances.
Before Submitting to LiteraryJournals…

 So, if you think you don’t have anything to write about, then just go outside, take a walk and see what you will see. For me I found an old red barn with the Dr. Loveless image on the side and figured ‘hey! there’s a story there’.

One comment on “10 Rules for Submitting Short Stories

  1. Stephen Hayes
    February 1, 2012

    C'mon Mindy, post the story. I could use a good tonic.

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