Have you been procrastinating sending out your stories? Well don’t use the upcoming New Year party as an excuse! Dust off those essays and fiction masterpieces, and dispatch them immediately to the venues below. You can thank me when you receive that acceptance!
To begin with, there are loads of markets you can still submit to in the following posts:
I found this listing of 50 Flash Markets that includes those with submission fees as well as some that don’t pay.
Learn more about the 2022 Literary Magazine Rankings by Clifford Garstang + submission strategy tips from Trish Hopkinson
Here are a few stories I enjoyed reading:
Over at Indian Quarterly you can read The World without Us
My friend Maggie Iribarne penned this super story: Ingrid’s Valentine – PENUMBRA ONLINE
I found a ton of fantastic writing advice online:
This article outlines Six steps to becoming a writer, or, how to write a book one sentence a day
I read Stephen King’s book in my early years of writing, but his advice somehow didn’t sit well with me, and this post captures why: On Writing: Why I Don’t Listen to Stephen King
If endings are something you struggle with, check How to Write an Ending
This is a superb way to come up with unique ideas for stories: 10 Creative Writing Prompts for Story Ideas
Here’s an unusual list of Gifts to give yourself as a writer this holiday season
Not writing-related but it should inspire everyone, especially those who think they’ve come to it very late: Thinking of Quitting? | The Lascaux Review
Any of the books on this list will send most writers into a frenzy of activity:
I love reading year-end round-ups, so here are some for 2021 from other writers and bloggers:
Naomia Kanakia shares her thoughts on Wrapping up 2021
My brilliant friend Rachel Fenton shares all the work she’s done this year in this Round up post on her blog
Writer Mandira Pattnaik highlights all her publications this year in Now, to Tie-up the Ends
That’s all I have for this time! Stay safe, and I will see you in 2022, with my year-end wrap-up.