Be brave, throw caution to the wind and submit

Or do you think short stories are dead?

I think there is still a place for them. Flipboard and StumbleUpon are going great guns and so are several other e-magazines. But where does a writer submit? Should we use the machine gun effect and scatter stories everywhere?

Hmm, that’s one way to get my stories out fast.

I’ll admit a couple of years ago I submitted a lot of articles and short stories. But this past year not so much. Only one or two, here and there. Why? Because I was busy publishing my books and life interrupted a few times.

However, I continued writing flash fiction and as a result, have a few stories I’d like to submit. So maybe it’s time to start the process again.

Now where to start?

  • Duotrope ($5.00 Mo.) To help you find the perfect match for your piece from thousands of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art publishers.
  • The Grinder  (Free) A submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction.
  • Poets & Writers  (Free) Database of over eight hundred literary magazines.
  • The Market List  (Free) The first fully comprehensive writer’s market guidelines index online. Also, offers free advertising for your published books.
  • New Pages  (Free) Provides news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests.

And of course Google. That’s right you can Google contests, ezines, magazines and find places to submit your story.

Remember to sign up for emails and subscribe to the publication after you submit. Reading the publications will help in future submissions.

Do you have a favorite source or publication you like to send stories to?

Have you submitted anything lately? If not why?

Talk to me – I love reading your comments.

Please head over and “like” my Facebook page at Facebook at jeanswriting . Or to connect with me, click the “write me” tab. Don’t forget you can follow me on StumbleUpon,  on Twitter @jeancogdell , and Amazon.com.

Please stop by and say “hey!”  I’ll leave a light on. 

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Do you know how to Stumble? Get help from Toolbar

Last week I shared a bit about the Stumbleupon.

stumbleupon-mine

This seemed to spark more questions so I went in search of more answers. I mean if I’m going to use a media, best to use it correctly. Right?

One thing I’d failed to do was add the Toolbar. This makes Stumbling so much easier. So, I thought some of you might want to know how too.

Let’s get started.

Here are the links you’ll need:

Just click and follow the instructions. It’s super easy.

I don’t use IE so, not sure how to do ADDON for that browser. Sorry folks.

Want to know more about using StumbleUpon?

Here is a good video to help.

Don’t forget! Please Stumble my posts!

Did the ADDON work?

Do you Stumble?

Leave a comment and let me know how this worked for you!

Go here to “like” my Facebook page. Facebook at jeanswriting

To connect with me, click the “write me” tab or follow me on StumbleUpon on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at jeanswriting and Amazon.com, stop by and say hey! The lights are on, and I’m waiting.

Please remember to share this post with your Twitter  peeps and Facebook fans.

How to add a StumbleUpon share button

I’ve read some terrific posts about the fun and importance of Stumbling.

If you missed them do yourself a favor and go to the links below and read.

However, some people have had problems adding the StumbleUpon share button to their blog. So I decided to help with one of my videos.

Hope it helps.

Did this work?

Have you added this sharing button?

Keep Reading: 

3 Ways StumbleUpon Can Get YOU Noticed January 10, 2017

StumbleUpon Follow-Up: The Results Look Like This Posted on

Leave a comment and let me know how this worked for you!

Go here to “like” my Facebook page. Facebook at jeanswriting

To connect with me, click the “write me” tab or find for me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at jeanswriting and Amazon.com, stop by and say hey! The lights are on, and I’m waiting.

Please remember to share this post with your Twitter  peeps and Facebook fans.