Writing and Submitting Stories – First Impressions

It’s been a year since I started reading slush submissions for Clarkesworld Magazine. Time certainly does fly. These past twelve months have been educational, to say the least. I’ve learned so much about writing and submitting stories for publication. Back in September, I wrote a post titled A Summer of Short Stories, in which I talked about my first six months as a slush reader. You should check it out.

A month ago, Ryan Campbell asked me if I’d be interested in joining his blog team over on the Writescast Network. He thought I might like to share some of what I’ve learned as a slush reader. My first article for Ryan dealt with common macro- and micro-pacing issues I’ve seen in stories. If you’re curious, you can read the article, Pace Your Way to Pro-level Publishing.

Today on the Writescast Network, I’m sharing my thoughts on Making Good First Impressions when writing and submitting stories to paying markets. I encourage you to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, happy writing to you.

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