Way back in July, I started my first Submission Bonanza! This was an attempt to rack up rejections and embrace an aspect of writing that is difficult for me: putting myself out there. My first Submission Bonanza was so successful and I learned so much from it that I resolved to keep it on the docket as something I did regularly. I did another one in September and am starting to rack up more than just rejections from that one as well (news to follow!).
One of the habits that I resolved to develop in 2014 was to spend an hour a day on submitting my work to contests, literary magazines, etc. I am hoping this means that I will be submitting something everyday, but there is a lot of work to do around submitting, so I’m not holding myself too hard to the number, more to the time I invest. This, for me, is a year of forming habits over having goals.
In an effort to keep myself honest and also to share some great literary journals and contests, I’ll be posting a list here of where I submit to as I go. Keep an eye on this spot for new magazines and competitions. I’ll be updating it regularly.