July 27, 2012

Writers' Rites: Getting Back on the Horse That Threw Ya

Yeah, remember when we talked about the YA Steampunk Anthology, REAL GIRLS DON'T RUST, with the deadline of SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 for story submissions?

Or, remember when we talked about the Buzz Books seeking novella/novel length subs for HONEY, their romance line, or SWARM, their mystery/thriller/horror line, or YA Short Stories for their Mythology High Series??

Or, maybe you thought you'd send something to the folks at YARN, or Tor.com, or Strange Horizons...

... and you didn't?

Here's a thing to know: writers, yeah, write. And then, when they mutter about actually connecting with the outside world, they follow through... Sadly, there's no little bluebird of subs who comes along and sends things for you. Stop fiddling with your work, and get it out there.

This Message Brought To You By The Letters G and O.

And it is just as much a letter to US as it is to YOU. More, actually.


LinWash said...

You are so right! And I'm trying to do just that, now that my MFA is done!

tanita✿davis said...

CONGRATULATIONS on that completion, Lin!

LinWash said...

Thank you! :D

Anonymous said...

"This Message Brought To You By The Letters G and O."

For the record, I am going to borrow and reuse that line at some point in a memo, just to see if the staff is paying attention.

tanita✿davis said...

It amuses the nephews.

Ashley Hope PĂ©rez said...

I do love me a good pep talk! Current message to self above writing desk: "Butt in chair, brain on book."