For anyone who has been following my blog for a long, long time, there might be some recollection of my having once posted snippets of short fiction on here as well. I stopped doing that a while ago, frightened by the prospect of having my work stolen (something that is easier to do, and more difficult to prove with words than it is with imargery). But I have no ceased writing! Since finishing my six thesis books, I have continued to write short ficiton for myself.
Emboldened by my recent visibility on GUD Magazine's blog, I am beginning to submit some of them to contests and literary magazines.
First up is Nanoism's December five-part twitter serial contest. I'm posting about it here for three reasons!
a.) So that you know about this magazine, because it's awesome and because there is a chance I might be in it!
b.) Because, as an incentive, they allow you to submit two different stories if you mention the contest!
c.) This is a nifty contest, and a really cool little magazine, and you should submit! Yes you! Whoever you are, send them something and make it good! They make it very simple to do so.
The deadline is October 31st, and winners will be published in December.
Second, I am also submitting to Fantasy Magazine's Halloween flash fiction contest. Flash fiction is good for me. It forces me to be succint, to have an entire story arc in mind when I begin, and to actually finish the thing. 1,000 words is also a pretty good goal for a single day of writing.
This contest is particularly good because the premise requires that a graphic be paired with the story, as the inspiration, and I can make my own. Thus, it gives me a possible venue for showing my art as well: two-for-one!
The deadline is October 16th, so get to work!