As I creep ever closer to finishing my first novel, I have a concern lurking on the periphery of my writer’s brain: my resume. I’ve read in a number of places that as I try to get my foot in the door to an agent and then a publisher, one thing that could go a long way to convincing these fine people of my worthiness is to have a demonstrable writing history. Now, I do have some things in my kit, but I’m always on the lookout for ways to expand my portfolio.
To that end, I’ve decided that in my spare time (we all have so much of that, don’t we?) I’m going to start submitting some of my short stories to some online and traditional literary publications. It seemed like a no-brainer kind of decision. After all, it can only look good if I have on my writer’s resume that I was published in a reputable regional or even national magazine, right?
So I’ve been researching potential candidates. The problem I’ve run into frequently is that a lot of periodicals that have historically accepted submissions from authors have shut down, victims of a changing online and print market place. So I thought I’d share some of the still viable options here, to maybe save my fellow writers some time. Here they are in no particular order:
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