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    Raine
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    A few places that are good for finding places open to submissions for your flashes, shorts, poetry, novella-in-flash etc etc.:

    Submittable – https://manager.submittable.com Lots of journals use this as their submissions portal, but you can also search current opportunites.

    Christopher Fielden – https://www.christopherfielden.com/ Keeps lists plus commentary, which he updates every few months or so.

    Entropy Magazine – https://entropymag.org/category/where-to-submit/ lists opportunites both in their mag and elsewhere. Updated every couple of months.

    A couple of thoughts – I’d avoid places that charge you to submit. I’d also check the journals for e.g. how long they’ve been running, how much of a ‘following’ they have etc. There are lots of teensy online journals that are one step away from shouting into the void. Check whether they allow simultaneous submissions – most do, some don’t. They all have slightly different submissions guidelines, so double check!

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    Woolleybeans
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    Fantastically helpful, you beautiful liminal creature, you.

    #458

    Debi Alper
    Participant

    You do all know about ShortStops, run by the wonderful Tania Hershman, don’t you? https://shortstops.info/ The regular emails she sends out list all the events and comps in one place.

    #459

    Woolleybeans
    Participant

    Debi, please do not assume that, as a collective, we know anything.

    #460

    John T
    Participant

    I second that, WB – I’d never heard of ShortStops.

    #461

    Debi Alper
    Participant

    Ha! Point taken. I will assume nothing and you can all shout at me if I say something you definitely do know about.

    #463

    John T
    Participant

    Now signed up to ShortStops: job done 🙂

    #464

    Daedalus
    Participant

    I was already signed up to shortstops but I’m quite happy for people to post things that they see here too, even if they are duplicated elsewhere – I often miss things in the email list and it helps to have reinforcement

    #502

    Raine
    Participant

    THank-you Debi! Shortstops had not come across my radar. Or it had, but my radar is on the blink. 🙂

    It’s a nice little motivation/acheivement boost to send short things out, I find. Particularly in the midst of endless edits, or horrible waiting-for-responses.

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    Janette
    Participant

    Interesting links, and thank you, Raine and Debi, for the links. At the moment I have blinkers on, ignoring as much as I can to stop me being over distracted from my WIP, but I will look these up another time.

    #1644

    Giselle
    Participant

    Thanks all, very useful.

    I’m sure many know it, but Mslexia has their children’s novel competition; deadline this september 30th. Just for the women amongst us. I’m polishing up the dragons and submitting.

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