Are you a short story writer? Great! I can help you get published.
I’m the Old Soldier, the editor/publisher of this online magazine. It’s going to be a partly sunny, but still a warm (80s) day in the City of Pittsburgh, a perfect day for a blogger.
I’ve published in the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette the flash fiction of several writers. And I’ve paid them for their work.
For years the Old Soldier got his stories published in print and online publications (and sometimes I even got paid) before becoming the full-time editor/publisher of the New Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. So, I think I know a little about what it takes to get published again and again. Here are a few things that I’ve learned along the way. Most you no doubt already know. But it never hurts to review the following tips on getting published.
- Always read and follow the submission guidelines.
- Familiarize yourself with the publication before submitting anything.
- Proofread your work several times before submitting it.
- Be pro-active in seeking out publications and editors who will be interested in the kind of stories and poems that you write.
- Constantly strive to improve your own skills as a writer.
- As a writer, the more you know about your subject matter the stronger your work will be.
- Consistently submit good copy so that an editor comes to depend upon you.
- Revision is not a dirty word.
- Success for a writer is built upon 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
- There are no boring stories. There are only boring writers.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.