Submissions update

Update on short stories

Back in March I got two submissions out, two short stories specifically. And I thought I’d post an update about how that is going.

The first submission, a 2,000 word humorous piece called “Drifting” is still with the magazine. I haven’t heard back yet.

The second submission, a 4,600-word fantasy piece called “The One without a Book” came back with some nice comments on it. I submitted it to a funny sounding magazine called Barbaric Yawp. One of the notes simply said they really enjoyed the piece but it was too long. Their word count maximum is 2,000. But then they asked for a shorter piece. So … I wrote a shorter piece with the same tone and sent it off. So now I’m waiting on that.

And in the mean time, I sent “The One without a Book” to another magazine called Echo Ink Review. Their response time is around six months, though.

I’ve got about seven other short stories to edit and then hopefully I’ll have more submissions going out.

Update on True Story Magazine submission

In other news, I’m still waiting to hear from True Renditions Magazine (formerly True Story). Also back in March I posted about the situation I’d gotten into with True Story, and a really helpful reader cleared up all the confusion and provided me with an email address for the new owners of the publication. I’ve been forwarded to someone else within the company now, and I’m waiting for an answer. But even if they haven’t responded to my email yet, it’s good to have someone to contact.

That’s about all I know on a Saturday morning. I can’t believe May is here already. I need to post an update on my 2012 goals so everyone can see how far behind I am. =)

Next writing series post will be on secondary characters and sidekicks!

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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  1. Sounds like you’re getting yourself out there and getting closer to publication. Keep going! Unlike me, who has just written a post on my blog in which I rip myself to shreds. lol

    1. Lol! I’ve done the “ripping myself to shreds” thing for a long time and have found it’s not very productive. =) I just had a friend today tell me to stop ragging on my work, which made me realize I rarely have anything good to say about projects I’ve spent my entire life on. … Don’t be too hard on yourself. We’re our own worst critics. =)

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