Posts Tagged ‘fiction’


Two Submission Possibilities

I added another inquiry to my freelance marketing quest today after I posted here, so I’m up to 14 inquiries with 2 positive responses in 5 days. I’ll take that.

While I was scouring the Internet and reading for pleasure this evening, I found a market that seems pretty perfect for the short story I’m working on, and one where I think a poem would be a good fit. Of course, convincing the editors of these things is another trick entirely, but I’m happy that I now know where at least one submission will go to get me to this week’s goal. The poem was written a long time ago, and I feel like it’s as good as I can make it right now. So it’s time to start sending it out.

The short story isn’t quite finished, and I don’t think I can finish it and get it revised to the point I’ll be happy with it in time to send it before Monday. If you’re new at this, realize that there really is wisdom in the idea of finishing something and putting it aside for a while, and that doesn’t mean a few hours. That’s better than nothing, but a month or even just a week later you’ll see things you didn’t see before. It will surprise you.