Submitting Stories to LitMags

I have had five completed short stories languishing in my computer (yes, that’s what they do there. I checked) for several years, and this weekend I have determined to get them out again to seek their homes in appropriate journals. It is a very demoralizing experience to mail out stories. I used to find it exciting, but that was because I used to be certain everything I wrote would be accepted immediately. I have been humbled. But here we go….

Wish me luck because clearly it requires some of that, as well as work and talent. I have no control over the luck or the talent, but I have put in the work!

I’ll keep you posted.

11 responses

  1. Wishing you luck. Here’s a thought: The more original the work, often meaning the better it is, the harder to place. I recently had a piece beautifully accepted in Catamaran in their gorgeous summer issue, but do know that I needed the “right” editor to read this story. So, try not to get discouraged. xo Mary

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