So gross, and yet I wish to share.
July 30, 2010 7:30 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have any venue suggestions for trying to publish a really gross short story?
posted by anonymous to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There's this true-life story I occasionally tell at parties. I always lead off by warning that it's a presentation of the worst day of my life, and yet people invariably love it. Through telling this tale over and over, I've figured out ways to build up anticipation, play up the laughs, and make it a really well-told story. After a recent telling, a friend compared it to Palahniuk's "Guts" and suggested I type it up and seek publication.
I generally understand how the publication scene works. For what it's worth, I've published a few academic articles, so I'm more than ready for rejection. But with that said, I'd like to take up my friend's suggestion and see how it goes. Normal advice in a case like this is to cast a wide net and hope for the best, but I don't imagine most editors would be interested in spending their working hours reading about my shit-related misadventures. So, do any of you have journal or magazine recommendations? I don't have too many requirements, other than it be a legitimate publication, not a "publish yourself" outfit.
Thanks in advance.
(Two for the price of one question: ... would I list this on my CV? Maybe I should look into a pseudonym!)