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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Exciting News

Well, peeps I'ma bite the bullet. My still untitled short has been complete for several months now and on the advice of some friends, I have decided to shop my meager work of art around. I bought 2010 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition at my local Barnes & (Ig)Noble. This bitch was 50 bucks! But so so worth it, it has some great chapters on to how sell yr writings. Not to mention, a HUGE listing of magazines and trade journals that accept unsolicited works. So far, I've only gone through to highlight the places I want to send my "baby" to and I've only gotten about half way through that. My aim is to have my shit sent out by the end of August.

If I don't succeed, at least I'll have rejection letters to cover the walls at my new house.


Leslie said...

Good luck!

The best advice I can give is to expect to get rejection letters - that way, when you get acceptance letters, it makes it that much better. :)

Heather said...

Sue, I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

I took a writing course this semester from Matt Bondurant. He's got two books published, and a ton of short stories. He had all kinds of tips on how to get stuff published. One of the biggest, most important parts, was the cover letter. Short and sweet! Nothing fancy; if you've been published before (I know you haven't, but in the future..) then you can write that, but otherwise, keep it short and sweet.
You'll only be out 84 cents for the stamps, so send, send, send! Include a SASE.

GOOD LUCK!! I'd be interested in reading it if you get the chance. :) Also, check out the Saranac Review. They're a small-ish publication thing from around New York. Many of my professors work on it, it's actually got some really awesome writing in it.

phairhead said...

thanks everyone!

Albany Jane said...

Woo hoo! Either way, new house, sending of work out... all the tides of change!

Dijea said...

God luck! Good luck! Good luck!