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My Ideal Short Story Market
I have a story out at a new market and they’re past the deadline when they said they’d respond to people and, since they have no website, I can’t figure out what’s going on with the submission. Which had me … Continue reading
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They’re Not Thinking of Publishing That, Are They?
I’ve had one story out there for a long time. So long, in fact, that I’ve decided that it’s terrible and needs to be shelved as soon as it comes back from the market it’s currently at. I decided this … Continue reading
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Advice on Submissions and Rejection and All That Jazz
So I’ve been pretty self-focused lately. (It’s actually much easier to write a post about whatever randomness is on my mind in a particular moment than it is to look at links I’ve bookmarked and says something coherent about them, … Continue reading
My Inbox is My Enemy
I don’t want to look at it, but I feel compelled to keep checking it. Just in case… I try not to dwell on submission/rejection statistics here. One, because it’s kind of depressing to do. Two, because it doesn’t really … Continue reading
Posted in My Writing, Resources, Writing Tagged being a writer, finding agents, I actually used section headers in this post, queries, random photo to make up for a long and rambling post, short story markets, submissions, writing Comments Off on My Inbox is My Enemy
Short Story Submission Thoughts
I just submitted another short story for rejection, so figured I’d share a few random thoughts I’ve had on short story submissions before I go do what I need to be doing, which is write. (I’ve been slacking all week.) … Continue reading
Attention writers who smoke
This will be fairly brief. And, fortunately, in the Internet age is less relevant than it once was. If you smoke (or live with someone who does), think long and hard about sending out any printed stories or manuscripts from … Continue reading
Posted in General Musings, Writing Tagged being a writer, professionalism, smoking, submissions, writing 3 Comments
“You might as well marry rich” or why you should submit to the top markets
For anyone who hasn’t stumbled across the theory on marrying rich before, the basic idea is that you can find more than one nice, intelligent, attractive partner to marry, so why not find someone who is all of those things … Continue reading
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Conflicts of interest
I probably shouldn’t write this post at this point in time for reasons I won’t get into in this post, but it’s been bugging me enough over the past couple of weeks that I feel like I have to say … Continue reading
Posted in General Musings, Writing Tagged being a writer, conflicts of interest, submissions, writing 3 Comments
Don’t Send Cookies!
I’ve been reading my way through Miss Snark’s blog (which is still full of lots of useful information even though she no longer posts there). And last night I ran across this post, which reminded me of a New York … Continue reading
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More manuscript formatting advice
So, I forget which site had this link to Strange Horizon’s Submission Formatting Details, but I figured I’d pass it along, because it’s the best document I’ve seen so far for fixing certain formatting issues that I kinda knew I … Continue reading
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