Count the joys of short story writing in this guest post from Saundra Mitchell.
Here’s a great insight into the process of a small press editor. Much of this holds for any kind of manuscript submission. It also applies to readers, if you are selling to them directly.
If you write poetry or short stories, you should check out the Literary Magazines Database on the Poets and Writers site. Here’s an example of a possible publisher for your work.
Cicada is another magazine market for literary YA short stories. It is part of the Cricket Magazine group.
As always, read the guidelines carefully before submitting your work.
If you have written a short story for teens, you will notice that there are not many magazine markets.
The link below will help you submit to a new YA literary magazine, “One Teen Story.”
Important note: editors will not accept submissions until January, 2013.
If you know a teen who loves to read, this could be a special holiday gift.
Poets and Writers is a great organization for literary workers. I learned about the market for literary short stories and poetry through Coda, their original newsletter. Without them, I would not have had my poems published in such fine journals. I am proud to be included in their juried list.
You do not have to be listed, however, to receive Poets and Writers, their current magazine, or to access the many excellent resources on their site. Here’s their news page. If you are a poet, bookmark it and visit often. Also, check out their market listings. Fall is a great time to submit work.
Some of us write novels and others write short stories. Here’s an excellent post about the differences between these two forms of fiction.