This week I had a flash fiction story of 250 words accepted for publication by Doorknobs & BodyPaint, an online literary journal based in Berkeley, CA. A few weeks ago, I had an essay accepted by Watershed, the literary magazine produced by Chico State University in Chico, CA.
And what's good news for me is good news for you, in that I can pass along information about markets in which I've had success so you can submit to the same places, or simply expand your knowledge of available markets. Therefore I started the Tried and True Markets feature of this blog, which lists the name an accompanying link to all the journals that have accepted my work. I'm only listing journals that have websites with posted submission guidelines.
I'll also continue to pass on information about contests and journals that are seeking submissions.
Along those lines, the Short Story Award for New Writers contest through Glimmer Train closes on May 31. The prestigious journal — based in Portland, OR, and started by Sisters Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Davies in 1990 — is looking for stories from writers who've never been published in publications with a circulation of more than 5,000. Word count can range from 500 to 12,000 (few journals take that length anymore). First- through third-place winners win $1,200, $500 and $300, respectively, while the first-place winner also gets his/her story published. The contest costs $15 per entry and the results will be posted July 31. Best of all, you can submit your story online.
What markets have worked for you? The more we pool our information, the better chance we have to break into new markets, so if you can, let us know.
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