Getting The Story Straight:  Weldon Burge Submission Guide Up On Amazon Now

Many of us cut our teeth writing short stories.  But how do you find markets for your work?  Consider submitting to anthologies.  This book will help you tailor your stories for the best chances for acceptance and publication.  So starts Amazon’s blurb for this short, 62-pageish guidebook by Weldon Burge, GETTING THE STORY STRAIGHT:  THE WHYS AND HOWS OF SUBMITTING STORIES TO ANTHOLOGIES (see May 16).  Why anthologies?  I always found them to be easier markets than magazines in my early years of writing fiction.  The odds are in your favor with anthologies because the acceptance rate at many magazines and journals, despite their proliferation now online, is discouragingly low.  Anthologies, on the other hand, typically have narrower themes — and the narrower the theme, the better your odds of acceptance.  Assuming, of course, that your story meets that theme.  Stories that squarely hit an anthology’s target will likely go to the top of an editor’s pile of submissions.

My thumb in this pie?  As Weldon continues:  As I wrote this book, I also asked other editors and writers (many of them contributors to Smart Rhino anthologies) for their observations, suggestions, and advice.  I’ve quoted them throughout the book, and I hope you find their opinions and recommendations helpful.  In other words, don’t just take his word for it, though he himself has worked both sides of the street as Editor/Publisher of Smart Rhino Publications as well as a writer submitting his work to various others, but hear it from (as it were) the mouths of additional horses.  And one of those added equines, c’est moi.

And that is that.  For more, or to order on Kindle, press here.

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