Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ever Visited This Ezine For Writers?

Have you ever heard of  a website for writers called  Long Story Short? The subtitle is an Ezine for Writers. It's worth your time to take a good look. Not only do the editors run a school of writing, they publish fiction, nonfiction and poetry on the website. I cannot vouch for the writing classes as I've never taken one, but they've been in business long enought that I feel there must be something worthwhile there.

On the 7th day of each month, a new list of stories and poems can be found on the website. The editors do not publish all submissions. They are quite selective. You can feel very pleased when you do have a piece of your writing accepted. There is no pay but it's a fine clip for your file. Check out the submission page here The editors have very specific guidelines so pay attention. One of the reasons I like to submit to this ezine is that they are willing to take reprints, as long as you cite when and where the piece was published.

I've had nonfiction essays and poetry published in the past. I will continue to submit to this ezine and hope you'll give it a try, too.

Want to meet the editors? Go to this page to see who they are and what their backgrounds are. The editors give The Story of the Month and The Poem of the Month  writers a bit of extra exposure with an interview or more extensive bio.

Spend part of an afternoon or evening reading the stories and poems published at Long Story Short. Then consider submitting something of your own. You'll soon see why this ezine has been voted as one of Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers for 9 years. They must be doing something right!

Let me end with a quote that is found on the Submission Guidelines page. It is one I especially liked and it may speak to you, too.

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. 
                                            -Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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