My first online publication appears in Necessary Fiction. "Rivet Here" is a story is about a new kind of relationship that blossoms in a small town when all the men leave for World War II. Read the story and its journey to publication.
A curated batch of writing contests from December 2017 through February 2018.
What it took to get to my first published piece of fiction.
Where will you submit your fiction from now through Thanksgiving? See my latest contest roundup for Writer Unboxed. I love that my reasons to submit criteria is growing. These helps evaluate any particular opportunity beyond the surface level of who am I submitting to, do they accept simultaneous submissions, and how expensive is it? Reasons… Continue reading Fall 2017 Writing Contest Roundup for Writer Unboxed
My Spring roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed was well-received and now I'm excited to be a regular contributor! Here's the Summer 2017 edition of writing contests worth your time to see you through Labor Day. I found the majority of these opportunities through Poets & Writers and Submittable's Discover. In the past I've also… Continue reading Summer 2017 Writing Contest Roundup for Writer Unboxed
I'm excited to share my recent guest post for Writer Unboxed: Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (April, May, June Edition) It includes upcoming opportunities for flash, short stories, and novels for emerging and established writers. If you enjoy it, let me know and this could become a regular thing!
Lumina rejection for Spring 2017 Flash Prose contest.
Rejection 5 on my journey to 50 submissions in 2017 came from Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest. 50 day response time. All four of my rejections from Glimmer Train are in the 50-60 day range so I appreciate their consistency and responsiveness! Dear Arthur, We really like reading November/December Family Matters contest submissions because of the many views they… Continue reading Rejection from Glimmer Train
Rejection 1 on my journey to 50 submissions in 2017 came from The Missouri Review's 2016 Fiction Contest. 100 day response time.
My short story submissions calendar is a curated list of contest deadlines and calls for submission. These are opportunities I believe are at least worth considering for your stories.
Last week, I took a pair of trains from San Francisco, CA to Spokane, WA, for Worldcon / Sasquan, my first big writing con. Two local writing friends spearheaded the trip and I jumped on an opportunity to have another scenic journey and soak up what I could! North by Rail The train north was gorgeous, just like last year's trip… Continue reading Worldcon 2015 Highlights