Friday, 14 September 2012

Sending stories to the States: a beginner's guide

In the States there are many magazines that print stories, and many Creative Writing students/teachers trying to appear in them. UK authors might as well give it a go, but it can be hard knowing where to begin. If you've had a few stories published, you may as well aim high. Literary Markets suggests a magazine ranking. The Rankings will show you how magazines fared in recent Best American Short Stories anthologies, Pushcart etc.

Many magazines don't accept submissions during summer. Word limits tend to be longer than in the UK. Submission procedures vary. Here are the details for a few magazines that I like reading.

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  1. Don't know if you are aware of it but Gatehouse Press is launching a new literary journal called "Lighthouse" that will be looking to publish the best new writing - prose and poetry emerging in the UK. We are having a fundraiser in Norwich on 1st October. If you want to find out more go to the Gatehouse website and look at the blog - we will be making a call for submissions very soon.