Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Story fifty-eight

I finished and submitted my 58th short story of the year a few minutes ago. It's 2,500-words about a gardener, written to the specifications of an anthology's call for submissions.

I started writing this yesterday afternoon, after several weeks spent kicking around possible ideas, and finished it this evening.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Where do you find most of the market listings for the anthologies that you submit to?

Michael Bracken said...

Google is my best friend.

While I find some anthologies through popular sites such as ralan.com, "everybody" knows about these sites.

I find many more of the anthologies I submit to by searching for variations of "call for submissions" or "submission guidelines." Doing this I find anthologies that don't have their calls for submissions spread all over the Internet. For example, I found a small press calling for submissions to a vampire anthology. I only saw the guidelines on the publisher's site, and they were only there for a brief time.

Also, I keep close contact with a couple of other high-volume short story writers and we share information.

Jeff said...

Thanks Michael. The Google tip is a good one. I use Google for everything else, not sure why I hadn't thought to use it for searching for anthologies.