September was a slow month, and this is gonna be the shortest submission statement I’ve ever published. I mean, I didn’t even get any rejections. That can’t be good for my brand.
September 2017 Report Card
Yep, three submissions and nothing else. Part of the reason for this lack of activity is a lack of new material. Luckily, I finished three flash pieces and two longer pieces late last month, so submissions and their accompanying rejections should pick up.
Well, since I don’t have any rejections to share with you, I thought I’d tell you about some new markets I’ve recently submitted to that look promising. These are both paying markets that primarily publish flash fiction.
I’ve mentioned The Arcanist a bunch of times, and I even interviewed their editor, Josh Hrala, in a recent Ranks of the Rejected. I’ve also published a story with them, “Cowtown.” The Arcanist publishers fantasy and science fiction up to 1,000 words, though their definitions of these two genres are pretty broad, and I know for a fact they’re not adverse to a little horror in the mix. There’s a lot to like about editor Josh Hrala’s publication, but the fact that they pay .05/word per story is high on my list. Here’s the submission guidelines for The Arcanist.
Another new short fiction market, Buckshot Magazine publishes stories up to 2,000 words in length. They publish all genres and styles, so they’ll take your lit-fic and your genre stuff. They are also a paying market, offering 10 CAD for each story (that’s about 8 USD). What I really like about Buckshot is they’ll accept multiple stories per submission, up to three. There aren’t a lot of markets that do that, and when I find one, I always try and take advantage. You can find Buckshot Magazine’s submission guidelines here.
And that’s my September. Tell me about yours in the comments.
Mine matches your September exactly, Aeryn. For me, that’s not a bad thing! August was a little busier with 4 submissions and 3 form rejections but one personalized rejection that said I was really close. Thanks for the markets, too. I only knew about The Arcanist through your Cowtown chupacabra-seeming story, and Buckshot I’ve never heard of.
Glad to hear you had a productive September. Check out Buckshot Magazine when you get a chance. Gotta love those publishers that allow multi-subs. 🙂
One of the publications was a story in the first issue of the new Black Cat Mystery Magazine, and I’ve already contracted for a story in the second.
Nice month, and great to find a new market that digs you stuff. I think I’ve done that with The Arcanist. They’ve published one and accepted another.
By the way, I’ve been giving some thought to trying my hand at crime fiction. Might hit you up for some market recommendations at some point. 🙂
One of the best places to find info about crime fiction markets is http://sandraseamans.blogspot.com. Sandra includes cross-genre markets as well.