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Sorry no link as on my phone but Unsung Stories are also doing open submissions from 29 Jan.  Nothing on their site yet but i got an email.

 

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Elsewhen Press are also accepting submissikns at this time.

I've two novels I wish to submit.  They dont specifiy any limit which some publishers and most agents do ie one at a time.  Some publishers just ask thet thr novels are submitted separately which I think I'll do.

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I'm getting back into writing fiction as my dissertation wraps up (fiction has proven to be a great stress-reliever), and decided to dust off this old account. Hello everyone!

One of my short stories was shortlisted for Grimdark Magazine but didn't make the final cut. Getting that far in a professional-pay magazine is pretty satisfying though, and the editors were kind enough to personalize their responses.

I turned around and submitted it to another ezine, and was shocked to see an email the next day saying it has already been shortlisted. I suppose these are good omens?

On another note: does anyone know of a good place to submit historical fiction short stories, aside from Copperfield Review? The market seems very small. Should I just go for literary mags?

Edited by Of the Eastern Cliff

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My Lucifer's Star, Wraith Knight, and Straight Outta Fangton novels are now available on Kindle Unlimited. I don't expect them to blow up but I hope it'll add to the review core.

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This is probably old-hat information to most people in this thread, but for people to whom the publishing industry is a bit of a mystery, I have written a blog post about it:

https://phuulishfellow.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/traditional-publishing-vs-self-publishing-vs-the-crooks/

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On 21/01/2018 at 8:03 AM, Of the Eastern Cliff said:

On another note: does anyone know of a good place to submit historical fiction short stories, aside from Copperfield Review? The market seems very small. Should I just go for literary mags?

I checked on duotrope, and the market for short historical fiction appears confined to a couple of places, plus school-orientated magazines. 

If you aren't too averse to a bit of market-driven tinkering, perhaps you could take your historical fiction, and add a small dose of fantasy, a la Guy Gavriel Kay? That way you'd greatly expand the number of places you could send your work to.

 

Edited by Roose Boltons Pet Leech

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Anybody else try out the Snowflake Method? I've always had a hard time with plot, but after spending a month using the SFM, I've got to say I'm very, very happy with what I've come up with. Now I'm writing the first draft and just having a blast. Now that the only thing I have to worry about is the scene I'm writing, the work goes by much faster. I have a spreadsheet with every single scene in the novel listed out, and at a glance I can work out pacing, when to foreshadow, when I need to add more conflict, etc. Everything is so much easier.

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Finished off another 3800-word story to decent second draft stage. This one might actually be the most depraved thing I have ever written (apart from the Dobby/Gollum/Yoda fanfic), and is basically a disturbing retelling of the Good King Wenceslas story. 

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10 minutes ago, Roose Boltons Pet Leech said:

Finished off another 3800-word story to decent second draft stage. This one might actually be the most depraved thing I have ever written (apart from the Dobby/Gollum/Yoda fanfic), and is basically a disturbing retelling of the Good King Wenceslas story. 

If you happen to need a beta reader...

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22 minutes ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

Got an email this morning from Elsewhen Press offering to publish my first novel :D

Is this Resurrection Men?

Congratulations! You've been trying so damn hard!

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3 hours ago, Roose Boltons Pet Leech said:

Is this Resurrection Men?

Congratulations! You've been trying so damn hard!

Thanks :)

Yes its Resurrection Men, and your feedback 18 months ago no doubt helped improve it. Ironically an agent I sent it to months ago sent a rejection email yesterday.

Samples of my fantasy novel Thorns of a Black Rose is currently sitting with x2 publishers doing open subs, and an agent. Fingers crossed I can find a buyer for it too.

Meanwhile time to finish Res Men's sequel plan and start writing it.

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On 2/28/2018 at 4:22 AM, Derfel Cadarn said:

Got an email this morning from Elsewhen Press offering to publish my first novel :D

 

Great News!  Congratulations!

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