If you have reached that moment in your writing journey when you feel ready to share your short stories with the world but are unsure about how the publishing process works for them, this article is for you.
If you are looking to get paid for your short stories this article may not be for you.
Master class describes 4 ways in which you can get your story published: online submissions, Audio Fiction Podcasts, the traditional publishing route, and the self publishing route. (How to get your short story published).
I have decided to take these four and add other ways I have discovered through my own research.
“The #1 mistake authors make when querying,” the video promises. Like millions of teenagers somehow captivated by these short videos that don’t add much to our lives, I tap the caption.
“Not sticking to the market.” It explains that a pitch that doesn’t seem like it could be sold will be rejected. And if your pitch isn’t sellable, your book isn’t either. Well, no harm for me, right? I’m not at the publishing stage. I’m not ready for my work to see the light of day.
A big part of writing is connecting with others through your work and publication is the chance to connect with the world. But is following the market the best way to do that?
In the age of the internet, an infinite amount of writing resources lies at your fingertips. From editing websites to online guides, anything you might need to help on your writing journey can be found. One such tool you might not have previously considered is the writing competition. A simple Google search will pull up a plethora of possible contests, all waiting for eager contestants.
I understand the apprehension of trying out a competition. We writers like routines, and breaking away from it can be frightening and stressful. However, competitions provide many unique opportunities, and can broaden your writing horizons.
If you have reached that moment in your writing journey when you feel ready to share your poetry with the world but are unsure about how the publishing process works for poems, this article is for you.
If you are looking to get paid for your poetry this article may not be for you. Some of the options may give you a monetary re-compensation for your work but it was not a characteristic I was looking for while researching for the article.
Like in fiction you can go about this in two routes: Traditional publishing, when there is a magazine, press that publishes your work, or Self-publishing, in which you take care of all the process.
The Internet changed the game. While it is true that some writers nowadays still use pen and paper, most prefer to draft and edit projects in Word or Google Docs. We query through emails and find writing communities on social media. There is a world of opportunities, with countless platforms to use. And if we learn to use these resources right, our writing can reach the next level.
Is your dream to see your book on shelves, to walk into Barnes & Noble and sign your own copies of it? If so, you know that it’s a long way to get there. Right now, you’re writing one of your first stories, or maybe you’re deep in revisions and things seem a little bleak. At some point you wonder: is this all worth it? What are my odds at actually being published?
You’ve come to the write place, pun intended. In this article, I’m synthesizing what the Internet has to say, statistically, about your odds of being traditionally published. Hint: it’s not great 🙃, but not as bad as you think.