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How to Publish a Short Story: Write Your First and Second Drafts

First Edition Design Publishing - a hybrid publisher

Two weeks ago, I urged you to come on a publication journey with me, one where I walk you through the process of planning, writing, and submitting a short story. This is the second post in the four-part series on how to publish a short story. By the end, you’ll have a story ready to send out to publications!

If you’re a little late to the party, never fear! You can still participate. Look back at the first two steps and then join me back here.

This week, we’re going to concentrate on writing and the first edit.

NOTE: Throughout this series, DO NOT post your work in the comments. I’m going to ask you to submit to a publisher at the end of this series, and posting it here would be considered publishing it. Our Becoming Writer community is a great place to workshop your story before you submit…

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» 22 Calls for Themed Submissions (Short Stories, Poetry, and Essays)


SHARED FROM AUTHORS PUBLISH: “This is a list of themed submission calls for a variety of topics, genres and audiences – fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, and reviews. Topics include compassion for the natural world, romance, colonizing other worlds, reconciliation, and decolonization, stories about ruins and chefs, post-apocalyptic horror, themed stories for children, work by and about underrepresented communities, and about the afterlife of discarded objects. Payments range from none to token amounts, to a few hundred dollars or royalties.”

Have a read by clicking the link below:

Source: » 22 Calls for Themed Submissions (Short Stories, Poetry, and Essays)

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