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.
Good to hear from you – here’s hoping that your submissions all find a home.
I’d take one finding a home, for starters. :)
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
Good for you!! And yes, you are right. Thanks, Mary.
May your work land in the editor’s inbox at the moment they were looking for a story like yours!
Thanks, Connie. That is, indeed, what needs to happen. :)
I started my blog, so I can publish my own stories. Best wishes on this new venture, Mary!
Thank you, Alejandro! And to you!
Good luck with the submissions!
Thank you! They’re all out and I am trying not to think about them. (To save my brain, for each one I have decided where to send it when it comes back from wherever it is now. :) )