Sunday, 8 June 2008

A short one.

The drawback to having over twenty flash / short stories in the submission process is it makes it darn difficult to find a market to send something to.

Through the Warped Eye of Death was rejected earlier in the week by The Black Garden - super fast, courteous, encouraging (It was an intriguing story...) reply.

Off to continue my hunt.

9 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

I have sixteen (I think) and yeah, it gets bewildering. Especially keeping track of what went where and when to expect an answer.

Catherine J Gardner said...

My fear is 'multiple submissions' to the same editor. It's going to happen...

Felicity Dowker said...

Do you use Duotrope? I couldn't live without it (I have 16 or so at the moment too), but even so I still have to stop and think at times, especially when it comes to competitions or markets that aren't listed on Duotrope.
Although if I find myself without many pieces out to market, I feel panicky and go into a frenzy of submitting...you can't win. :op

Catherine J Gardner said...

I love Duotrope (and Ralan for its anthology listings).

Felicity Dowker said...

I haven't tried Ralan, sounds like I should check it out - gotta love the anthos.

Barry Napier said...

yeah, that's a lot of flash. and kudos to you for it because I can't write succesful flash to save my life.

My story Lunatic Mile was also rejected from The Black Garden. But I already sent in attempt #2 over the weekend, "How the Darkness Took Him."

BTW...checked out the Poisoned Apple pics...very very nice.

K.C. Shaw said...

Good luck! I don't even have that many stories in circulation right now (much less flash only), and I still seem to be running out of markets.

I second what others have said--Duotrope and Ralan's are both excellent resources.

J.C. Tabler said...

I've got about 10 out right now. I figure I want 5 out always, and will get antsy if I don't have at least 8 out...but it lets me slow down on some of the writing if I have a few out that I'm waiting on rejections for before revising.

Danette Haworth said...

I agree Catherine, flash markets can be hard to find, and I have accidentally sent the same story to an editor twice!