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September 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm #452
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!September 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm #456
Fantastically helpful, you beautiful liminal creature, you.September 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm #458
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.September 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm #459
Debi, please do not assume that, as a collective, we know anything.September 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm #460
I second that, WB – I’d never heard of ShortStops.September 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm #461
Ha! Point taken. I will assume nothing and you can all shout at me if I say something you definitely do know about.September 5, 2018 at 3:46 pm #463
Now signed up to ShortStops: job done 🙂September 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm #464
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 reinforcementSeptember 6, 2018 at 8:51 am #502
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.September 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm #1641
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.September 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm #1644
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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