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Short Story Publishing with Windy Lynn Harris

By 03/02/2016October 17th, 2021writing
What magazines have you submitted to, recently? How many submissions did you send out?
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Calling all writers!

Today I just want to share this wonderful guide to getting published in magazines by Windy Lynn Harris, the tips editor at The Review Review. Making submissions to magazines is not for the faint of heart, as I’ve learned from my own experience. Submission queues can be long, and the wait after submissions can be excruciating, and long.

Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published  is really the most comprehensive guide I’ve ever seen on the subject, and one I hope my fellow-writers would find useful in their journey to send submissions to magazines. It is a path riddled with rejections, and it takes a persevering writer to brave the odds.

If you’re sending out submissions, you might also find value in this page, where bestselling authors, agents and editors dole out writing advice.

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Wonderful summary. I like that she boiled it down to five easy steps.

  • I mainly freelance helping writers finish their novels. I used to submit poetry and want do so again in the future but also short stories as well.

  • cleemckenzie says:

    I used to publish in magazines, but I’ve been so busy with books I just don’t have time to write for mags anymore. I do miss it.

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – any helpful tips and ideas – always remind us of things, or add extra knowledge into our little brains. Windy talks about historical novels I see – that should be so interesting .. cheers Hilary

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