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JenniferHicks
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Fireside Magazine is one I've been keeping an eye on. They're new but have already published the likes of Tobias Buckell and Ken Liu, and they have a good slate of well-known writers lined up for coming issues. They're opening to submissions for the first time Aug. 6 and pay 12.5 cents a word for stories from 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submissions info here: http://firesidemag.com/submissions/
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Thanks for this.
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Submission update: Fireside made its funding goal for the year through Kickstarter and will be opening to flash submissions on March 15. The pay is 12.5 cents per word, which you really can't beat. Info here: http://firesidemag.com/submissions/
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Not bad,

I just happen to have a slate of 1,000 words and less stories.

Various genre.

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Gregg L
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Wrote 440 word story and sent it. For the record, my wife disliked it. Said it was too dark
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Seems my wife was correct, Fireside rejected it. Now have a longer flash awaiting a verdict
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Subbed a flash yesterday.

The pub would be nice. So would the money, but I'd be most excited about being published along with one of my best writing buddies. [Smile]

Axe

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I just sent a story. 999 words. Squeaked it under.
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quote:
Originally posted by axeminister:
Subbed a flash yesterday.

The pub would be nice. So would the money, but I'd be most excited about being published along with one of my best writing buddies. [Smile]

Axe

Good luck, writing buddy!

I squeaked a flash in under the deadline, too. I have my fingers crossed for us Hatrackers.

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Submission rejected. I know that is a huge part of writing, but it gets old all too fast. And Form Letter rejections are of no help. If I don’t know why, how can I learn?
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Gregg L, just because it didn't sell doesn't mean that there is something wrong with it. A rejection just means that story wasn't for them at that time. There are people who reject bacon, so obviously, even the best things in life get rejected.

For the rest of us waiting on a rejection, when did you submit the flash piece?

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I echo what babooher said. Oftentimes, a rejection is a matter of editorial taste. Several pro-paying markets accept flash fiction, so keep trying.
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Got my flaming form letter of rejection tonight. I'll use it to light my creative fires.
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Thanks, I needed that. Fireside has rejected both of my flash submissions. The first one was bounced in less than 2 weeks, this second one at about 35 days. Fireside is in Boston so the editor was tied up with all that mess.

The first flash is rather dark and as my wife says grusome. I will try that one other places anyway.

This last one is a time travel bit with the main charactor discussing good and evil with Jesus back around 4BC. Given the setting I knew from the moment I started the story that it was going to be a hard sell. The story is good, even if it is only me saying so for now, so I will keep it out there hoping for the best.

[ May 16, 2013, 11:46 AM: Message edited by: Gregg L ]

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A little insight into Fireside: Brian, the editor, likes plot-driven stories. Or so he told me when he very nicely turned down my flash today as not being quite right for the market.
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