Thursday, November 10, 2011
I have finally crossed a line and begun to submit things! I have submitted two short stories – on to the online magazine Abyss and Apex, and the other to the publisher World Wisdom. Whatever the response may be, I will be excited to get a response as it means that I am starting the process of asking. If you never ask, there will be no answer at all. A “no” is preferable to nothing. I was invited to submit something to World Wisdom, but I am really not sure if my work fits the expansion into YA fantasy/adventure they are considering. I also submitted to the Fairwood Writer’s Workshop at Norwescon, which I submitted to last year. It’s kind of amazing when I consider how far I have come in that year. How many words I have written, how many critiques I have attended, and now I am finally ramping it up and trying to get published!
I would like to take a picture of my submission and pin it to the wall: "Look, I have started putting my work into the world - here is the manilla envelope to prove it!" Sadly for me, though better for the environment I suppose, so far I have submit electronically. I must content myself with having made a new label color in my Gmail folders to indicate correspondence regarding submissions: