Hey Writer Friends,
Friday was my last Wine & Write for 2020. It certainly went out with a bang! LOL. I came across a wine 19 Crimes- and decided to introduce it during this segment. I sipped on 19 Crimes Red Blend. Although I am not a fan of red wine, I will definitely use another 19 Crimes wine in 2021 during my Wine & Write. Give it a try.
Before I get into my post today, I want to shout out a few people. My support group
Key and Chy - When I tell you guys no matter what I needed this year getting my business off the ground, these two gave me everything and more! They never grunted about it. Well, maybe a little LOL! But they got it done.
T. Jr. and Shay - My cheering squad – I can always count on ya’ll to make me smile, even when I don’t want to do so.
My BF stepped up and became not only my support but an inspiration. Promise One, you can do anything you put your mind to. Go for it! I am your cheering squad too!
Na and Nadine stepping in at the last minute, every time I called, lol, and not telling me to go jump in the river ha! ha! Trust me ya’ll when I say I called on them at the last minute I mean it and they never let me down.
My senior crew – These two women have supported me from day one and have never wavered in it. Mommy and Aunty ya'll got it going on!
Troy! You held it down as always and allowed me to take the time I needed to bring this thing here to fruition, and not once did you complain of it being a burden. Support like that is rare, and I appreciate it more than you will ever know.
Writing this blog now and looking back over this year got me to thinking… although it was an extraordinarily tough year, I am truly blessed.
I challenge all of you to take a moment and look back & write a note to those in your support group and see if you won’t realize just how blessed you are too!
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I will see you all on January 8th, 2021 when we resume our Wine & Write. Please join the forum and leave comments on works shared! Don't be afraid to share your work too! CandidlyEL is a place for writers to connect and cheer one another on! I will see you on IG, FB, Twitter, and the such lol!
Until next year!
My writer friends,
In the last couple of Wine & Write-ins, I shared ways to get paid for your art. Although I listed them during our time on the Wine & Write-ins, I want to make sure everyone has access to the information. I categorize them by – High Prestige (HP), Prestige (P), Good Writes (GW) Just Writes (JW), and thumbs down 👎 The categories are based on the level of difficulty in acceptance, payment, accolades you will receive because you published with the mag/site and genre/styles allowed.
Key = WD # Word count, DL= Deadline, $ = Payment, Fee, NF (No Fee)
New Yorker – (HP)
Standard short fiction/ humourous – Shouts and Murmurs section
WD # - 600/1000
Also, accept – poetry & cartoons
DL – Open $ - unspecified
The First Line (JW)
*Pre-assigned 1st line*
WD# 300 -5000
DL – 2/1 Spring, 8/1 Autumn, 5/1 Summer & 11/1 Winter $ - up to $50. Fic/$ 25 Non-Fic
**Spring 2021 Pre-assigned line - Darryl slid three quarters into the vending machine and weighed his options.
The Georgia Review (HP)
Wide Variety – essays, fiction, book reviews & topics
Fee - $3 for non-subscribers
DL – Open Aug 15 $ $50. Per printed pg, 1 yr subscription & ½ price on add’l copies.
Tri-annually (Feb, June & Nov)
Flash Fic – Novellas * Unpublished material only
Fee - $3
DL – Open $10 Per page
Flash Fiction Online (GW)
Genre – Sci-fi/Fantasy, but open to other genres (No Non-fic. Poetry, erotica, or violence
WD # - 500/1000
Will accept previously published work. (GW)
DL – Open $ - $80 for original fiction (8c/word at minimum) and 2c/word for reprints.
The Atlantic (HP)
DL – Open $ - Unsolicited submissions are generally unpaid.
Three Penny Review (GW)
WD # - Short story max 4000, Table Talk 1000 Max
DL -Jan – June $ $400. S $200 TT
Boulevard Magazine (GW)
** Less experienced/unpublished writers
Prose (fic/non-fic) No – Sci-fi, erotica, westerns, horror, romance, children lit
Poetry (up to 200 lines – No light poetry)
WD # - up to 8000
Fee - $3
DL – Open 11/1 – 5/1 $100 - 300
Sci/Fi & Fantasy
Multiple submission max @ 2
DL – March 5 – 31
Fee - $3
WD # 1000-6000, Flash 250 -500 $ $50 Per short & 25 non-fic
Finally writer friends over the holidays I want you to break the rules in writing!
Try these 5
1. Give away the ending! Shake up your story & great for a plot twist.
2. Create a repulsive protagonist – someone we all love to hate!
3. Use a unique/distinctive narrative voice – Tell don’t show!
4. Write for yourself! What stories have you ever wanted to read? Write it.
5. Don’t write every day! Create a routine – stick to it & write to your heart’s content.
Check out the last Wine & Write on youtube for details on Breaking the Rules!
See you in the New Year!