Karen and I have both been working on submitting some things for publication lately. ‘Cause what’s the point of writing if no one sees it but your Aunt Audrey who, let’s face it, just doesn’t get your humor?
I’ve been checking out some places to submit a short story I’ve been working on for, uh, about a decade now. What I’ve discovered, or rediscovered since it’s been so long since I’ve done this, is that the right theme can get you everywhere. Case in point, my last published story had been shopped around for about, uh, a decade, when I finally ran across a themed issue that fit it to a sweet little “T.” I sent it there and, what do you know? Print at last!
So I thought I’d share some of the calls for submissions I’ve seen that ask for specific themes from writers. These run the gamut of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—some are journals, some are contests. And most have deadlines right around the corner. Pick and choose as you like. And please, let us know if your work finds a home in one of them.
Write well, everyone! And give Audrey my love.
COOL THEMED SUBMISSIONS
Sexy story? Macho story?
Sharks, printers, and other fun stuff:
Women and Nature:
For you radical deviants:
For you mermaid poets (no, I’m not kidding–click on “submit”):
Tales from the cubicle:
Dark & Dirty:
Procession, Tandem Bicycle, Ache: