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November 12, 2010 3:59 PM Subscribe
What steps do I take to get some fiction that I wrote published in a magazine? What magazines should I submit to, and how? etc etc within
posted by Work Related MeFi to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I have found myself producing quite a bit of fiction. I have no idea how to get it into a magazine, but I think some of it might be good enough. So:
1- What magazines accept fiction subscriptions? I know of a few, but I'm sure you know of more. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, none of the above, high-brow, low-brow, whatever you've got, I'd like to know about it. For the sake of this question, let's assume I know of zero such publications at this time.
2- How are these types of things submitted? Paper through to mail, or emailed pdfs or other? Cover letter, or no? Pre-submission introduction letter? Other?
3- Is there any harm in submitting? If I submit something to a certain publication, and they think it stinks, will that tarnish future submissions, or will each be evaluated more independently?
4- If I submit the same story to a few places and more than one of them accepts it (dream on!) then what?
5- Is there anything that a submitting writer ought to know about that someone who reads fiction in magazines probably wouldn't?