Hey Space Cadets, 2017 is here! It’s a new year, so I’ve decided to talk about my goals for the year. I hope to write 2k words a day, as I strive for a million words for the year. Towards that goal, here are some places where you can submit your writing. I’ve mentioned some of them before, but they’re worth re-posting. I hope you find these helpful, and if you have more share and I’ll add them to the post!!
One of the anthologies I’ve mentioned before is the Roswell Anthology being assembled by Tickety Boo Press Ltd.. In this short story, which should be between 2-5k words, you’re tasked with writing a tale surrounding the alleged alien activities surround Roswell, New Mexico. I wrote mine, it was fun and is now waiting for my editor to do his thing. In fact, this short story will become my previously mentioned Odera Chronicles. You should join me, maybe our pages will end up touching!!
The second anthology, which I’ve already mentioned, is the Zeborian Anthology. In this anthology, you’re given a premise and a short backstory and then set free to let your creative juices flow. You get to do all of this in 2-5k words, which seems to be the sweet spot for anthology short stories. I’ve not written this one yet, but I hope too. If this sounds like your thing, get started writing and keep us posted!!
Finally, I found a new eMagazine or eZine that has an open ended subject matter but limits you to 6,000 characters. I don’t think I could write that concisely, but if that’s you it’s a paying gig! The Thing is run by Matthew Wayne Selznick, the very same soul who slew interweb dragons for me and helped make my webpage shine. He’s pretty reasonable and easy to work with, so go ahead and give it a shot! I posted about him here and here if you want to learn more.
If you know of any others, give me a holler and I’ll add it to the list!!! At the conclusion of this post, I’ll link to several more general places where you could submit your work. I’ll also list anywhere I found that had lists of places to submit for you to jump down the rabbit hole with me.
Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!
–> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section, are screen grabs taken by JR Handley or were used under the Fair Use Doctrine.
- Roswell Anthology
- Zeborian Anthology
- The Thing eZine
- Lambda Literary (LGBTQ)
- Writers Life Lists
- Joe Vasicek Lists