So you’ve done all the hard work, hours sunk into writing, editing, selecting a market, formatting and finally — finally, you clicked send. Hopefully, you recorded this submission on Duotrope. And then all you can do is sit back and wait. Or, start the process all over again on another story, which is actually a… Continue reading The Road: Mile 5 – Dealing with the Response
We’re almost to the end of the Road to Publication. But not quite there. Since no questions cropped up after the last “selecting a market” post, I decided to move on to formatting and submitting. This part, in my opinion, is among the easiest of miles. To do this right, you really just need to… Continue reading The Road: Mile 4 – Format and Submit!
Last time, we discussed the issue of payment when selecting a market to submit your stories to. Today, I want to discuss a few ways to tell the difference between the good, the bad and the ugly markets (hey – cliches are allowed in blog writing, not fiction, right?). Especially if you’re considering submitting to… Continue reading The Road: Mile 3 – Select a Market (Part 3)
The Issue of Payment Today, I want to talk a little bit about the issue of payment when selecting a market. There are many viewpoints and opinions on where to start as a new author or an author new to submitting. I’m going to briefly discuss the most popular opinions and share with you my… Continue reading The Road: Mile 3 – Select a Market (Part 2)
It is at this point, selecting a market to submit your story to, that I’ll slow down and begin to take my time a bit more. There’s so much that goes into picking what publication to submit your story to, and I’d really like to delve a bit deeper into each aspect. In today’s post,… Continue reading The Road: Mile 3 – Select a Market (Part 1)
If you want to get your stories published, you’ll need to walk awhile in the editing stage. Different people handle editing in different ways. For some, editing is a one time event. Sit down, fix stuff, send it out. For others, it’s a process which can take weeks. I usually have a series of steps… Continue reading The Road: Mile 2 – Edit!
The first step on the Road to Publication is to write. Obviously, you can’t be published without having a story (preferably multiple stories) to send out. This first ‘mile’ is among the longest and sometimes most difficult of the journey. There are multiple obstacles that a writer can face and a few different ways around… Continue reading The Road: Mile 1 – Write!