Posts Tagged ‘short stories’
You had such a great time with my last NGEP contest that I couldn’t in good conscience postpone this one another day.
(Yes. You did have lots of fun. Don’t argue with me.)
Last time, I pretty broadly asked you to recommend your favorite writers. I got everything from Richard Brautigan (whom I’ve since read) to Christopher McDougall (whom I’m reading right now) to Lev Grossman (whose The Magicians is sitting on my to-be-read shelf at home).
Good show, folks, but this time around, I’m looking for something more specific:
Recommend your favorite short stories to win more
Nathanael Green Endorsement Points!
I felt a twinge, something along the lines of angry defiance the first time I noticed the link on a literary journal’s website:
Later, I figured out that this was the link I needed to click to get my fiction published. It had nothing to do with domination of any sort.
“How do you get a story published?”
I’ve been asked that a few times lately, and there are entire libraries written on craft and storytelling and selling your novel. So I’m going to skip all that for now. Instead, here’s a quick explanation the submission process and how writers’ creative brain-dribbling ends up on public display.
My most recent piece of fiction, “Pretty Don’t,” is available in print in the current issue of the very sleek Fractured West. I have a copy in my own little grubby gauntlets, and I’m flattered to be included among the writers chosen for this issue – there’s some great fiction in those pages.
If you pick this up (you can do so here), you may notice that it conforms to a British spelling style. That’s because Fractured West is based in Scotland. So that means I’m an internationally published author, right?
J.C. Miller, a fellow Rosemont writer, has crafted a piercing story that almost reaches out and grabs the reader with its engaging tone.
So go check out “The Strangers,” published by “Thieves Jargon.”
And no, I won’t tell you exactly why it’s engaging – you have to read it yourself. Then come back and we can talk about it.
In addition to my 500-word entries about writing, I’ll occasionally interject with a quick note about something somehow related.
This is one of those times.
A talented writer and friend of mine, Sarah Rose Etter, recently published her short story “Koala Tide” in the online literary magazine Bartelby-Snopes.
I recommend it. And if you dig it, remember to vote for Sarah in the story of the month contest.