This is one of those posts we should print out and tape to the wall beside our writing spot. Much good advice and valuable perspective.
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to write a guest post at Write-On Sisters that I never got around to sharing here.
As a slush reader for a semi-pro SFF magazine, I read a lot of stories, and over the last year, I’ve begun to notice a pattern, not just in my own judgments of the stories I have read, but also from my fellow cohorts in the pile. Four reasons that most stories might be rejected out of hand. So I shared them in a post.
Here is an excerpt of that post:
The reasons why [a story might be rejected] are numerous: the author failed to check our magazine’s genres before submitting, I’ve read (and accepted) far too many stories with similar characters and theme (yes, zombies and vampires are still a hard sell), the story was not well-edited, etc.
While I don’t want to…
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