Category: Submissions

Underwater Inspiration

Underwater New York wants you to write a piece in 500 words or less that is inspired by one of the items on their list. Here’s the call for submissions. The list is definitely an eclectic assortment of items and I’m sure you can… Continue Reading “Underwater Inspiration”

Short and Sweet

“Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.” – Blaise Pascal Or, translated, it means, “I made this letter long, because I did not have time to make it short.” A perfect… Continue Reading “Short and Sweet”

Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Submissions and an Injured Finger

Every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of suffering butt-kicking you have… Continue Reading “Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Submissions and an Injured Finger”

Random Post of Accountability!

Been awhile since I’ve done some accounting for myself. Here’s what I’ve been doing writing-wise: 1. Figuring out what the heck I wanted to write. A couple months ago I hit that point where it was time to work on a new project. I… Continue Reading “Random Post of Accountability!”

Short story hook question

There’s been lots of talk about how important a good hook is for a novel–because that leads to better query letters, etc., and that way people have a good grip on what you’re writing. But how about with short story queries/submissions? As a rule,… Continue Reading “Short story hook question”

Do you want to know how stupid I am? Here I am, sitting at the computer, day after day, checking my email, bemoaning the fact that no one is requesting pages and pages of my genius, when, low and behold, a request comes through… Continue Reading “”

April Goals, March Sum-up

I didn’t do too bad in March. Got some queries together and off. Got some new pages written–not as much as I wanted, but enough because it helped keep me from going insane while the queries were doing their thing (and they still are,… Continue Reading “April Goals, March Sum-up”

And the smackdown came fast. Rejection #1 for the year. Short, polite, and to the point. Glad that’s over with. I thought I’d feel more, I don’t know, dejected or whatnot. Yet suddenly it is just like short stories. Reality checks are healthy and… Continue Reading “”

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God

I just hit the ‘send’ button on the query/five pages submission, and about passed out. My brother is laughing uproariously in the backgroud–ranting about how the first submission is always rejected. I’m trying to think of it all as a short story submission. I’ve… Continue Reading “Oh God, Oh God, Oh God”

Got a submission ready

Okay, so it’s not the full story, but even partially done, the beginning is running at 6 pages. This is gonna be a long one, so I don’t feel bad anymore about splitting it into–probably 3–different submissions for the Sunday group. Of course, in… Continue Reading “Got a submission ready”

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