Thursday, October 15, 2009
Rose and Thorn
Hi ALL! Let's talk for a moment about the short story. The poem. The essay. THE PLATFORM! I have to admit, I've been on the short story bandwagon lately. I've submitted things all over the place. Why?
As a writer I need to write, and a lot of work is coming out in the form of essay or short story. It cleans me up when I'm writing a novel. It helps me with killing my darlings (They become shorts!)
As a writer I need to write. What? I said that already? Yeah. This one means as a writer I should have those pesky writing credentials. Ho humm, humm drum and often the difference. I used to abhor the short. Not anymore.
Anywho: There are lots of places to submit our work. I strongly urge my writer pals to get thee copies of The Writers Guide post haste.
There are wonderful E zines as well as online literary journals. One such journal(The Rose and Thorn) is even CO-EDITED by a wonderful bloggy pal Angie. Please click on their icon at the top of this post and peruse, submit, enjoy.
Pssst: really. start submitting those short stories and poems and essays wherever and whenever you can. why the hell not?