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On Submitting to Literary Publications

I’ve got a whole process for putting submission dates into my Google Calendar because I have the memory of a sieve.

If it’s not on my phone with an alarm, I will forget. Which sucks, but that’s smartphone addiction for you. I have the notification set for 1 week before, to give me time to revise whatever piece I planned to submit.

What I normally do is what I call “pre-research” publications: suss out their submissions page, see if they have a contest and get as much info as I can.

If I think I have something in my wheelhouse that will vibe with them, I put it in my Calendar.

If not, I move onto to the next. I have a template that I’ve modified as I’ve done this pre-research.

If you’re a writer looking to submit, I suggest using it yourself, or modifying it to fit your needs:

Genre:
Fees:
Max Length:
Submissions URL:
Title(s):
Submission Date:
Accepted/Rejected:
Publish Date:

In time, I hope to start posting writing contests that I think people might be interested in. If you have any to share, please let me know in the comments!

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