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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Short Stories and More

So the new year began. I had some time between real life projects, was waiting to hear from my readers about my novel, and could focus on my short stories. I opened up my short story folder, identified which short stories to send out, researched potential literary markets, and started submitting stories. At last count, I have about twenty queries sent. More will be submitted as time etc. permit.

The targeted literary reviews range from brand new to long established. Obviously, the probabilities of acceptance will differ. But, regardless of the publication’s pedigree, it is always uplifting to hear that someone likes what you have written. We'll see what the new year brings. I look forward to finding out.


Sun Singer said...

Here's hoping for a ton of acceptances!


Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Oh, I wish you the best of luck! My goal this year is to write and publish more short fiction, as well. Fantastic! :)

Judith Mercado said...

Malcolm, let's hope!

Michelle, thank you. It's fun to focus on my stories again now that my novel is finished.


Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Good luck - hoping the year starts off with plenty of acceptances. There's lots of discussions here in South African writing community about the return of the short story as a favoured genre for writers & readers. So good luck!

Judy, South Africa

Judith Mercado said...

Judy, I LOVE the short story form, Indeed, I would be hard put to have to choose between writing short stories and novels.

A Cuban In London said...

Good for you. I wish you bucketloads of luck!

Greetings from London.

Judith Mercado said...

Thank you, Cuban. I keep sending stories out, thirty two queries, at last count. There has to be at least one acceptance in that batch, don't you think? Well, let's hope,anyway.