Apparently, this is my week for stories coming out, because my first ever paid published story “Bruises” has just been re-released in 200 CCs’ Year One Anthology! It looks like a great collection and I am really excited to be a part of it. What a lovely way to end the year.
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After nearly five months of weekly submissions during my Write 1 Submit 1 challenge, I got another story accepted by a paying publication! I wrote my flash fiction story “The Mists” during the September edition of Story-A-Day and submitted it at the end of last month to three publications. Within the same day, Fantasia Divinity Magazine accepted my piece!
I am so excited that “The Mists” (after a bit of editing) will be featured in Fantasia Divinity Magazine’s January Issue. As with my previous published story “Bruises,” I am keeping track of the rights the publisher asked for and payment promised. I would urge anyone submitting stories (or novels) to keep a list of who they submitted to, the expected wait time (if given) and the submission date. Also, to cross out the publications/agents as the rejections come in, as painful as that is. I found this really helps me stay organized and streamlines the submission process a lot. I keep a handwritten list, do you have a method that works for you? Let me know in the comments!
Well, I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. The flash fiction piece I wrote during Story A Day and submitted last week as part of my Write 1 Submit 1 challenge was accepted! The online zine 200 CCs, a collection that specializes in 200 word shorts bought my piece “Bruises” and it will be published in Volume 2, Issue 2 on August 9th.
This is my first ever published fiction piece so I’m quite excited. In the spirit of keeping things organized, I’ve created a new chart (which I didn’t think I’d need to use for a while) to keep track of my accepted submissions, payments and the rights I’ve granted for them. It is important to keep track of the rights you’ve granted so you know when you can offer your work for reprint projects or if you’re being screwed by a publisher that wants rights in perpetuity without proper payment. Here is my prototype below.