Placing Short Fiction, Part Two: Contests and Red Flags – By José Pablo Iriarte…

on Fiction University:

Contests can be a great way to get your writing out there, but be wary of those who take advantage of writers. José Pablo Iriarte shares some red flags that a publisher doesn’t have your best interests in mind.

In my last guest post, I talked in general terms about selling short fiction, focusing on considerations such as how to find a market, how much pay rate might matter to you, how to format manuscripts, print versus online markets, and magazines versus anthologies. In my mind, the theme was You’ve finished you story . . . now what?
As I said in July, though, there was really too much I wanted to say to be able to fit in one post, so now I’m back with more thoughts on what to do—or what not to do—with your short work.
Today the focus is less on selling and more on adjacent questions, such as . . .

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