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What’s the Slush Pile Like, Anyway? Part 2

I promised you a part two to this post last week and I finally got around to writing it. Yay!. We already talked about the submissions process, our file management system, and the types of stories we receive over at the Goldfish. So today, we’re going to take a look at the types of submitters[…]

W1S1: Or, How to Go On and Be a Writer Already

So I recently found out about a little thing called Write 1 Sub 1 or W1S1 for short. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Your task, should you take on the challenge, is to write one story and submit one story within a time frame you choose (weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc). I don’t know how[…]

Submitting After Rejection: Keeping Your Work Out There

Rejection is a part of this crazy writing business. I don’t need to tell anyone who has submitted anything to anyone that. What supposedly separates successful writers from those who never make it–besides being able to, uh, write–is persistence. That whole, getting up and dusting yourself off thing. This, my dear readers, is not something[…]

Fiction Update

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009 I’ve never really blogged about my fiction writing before, specifically the submittal process, so I thought I’d take an opportunity to do that right now. I’ve been submitting stories on and off since around November of 2007, but this has hardly been consistent. I did so pretty regularly up until about[…]