View Full Version : Well, I finally got up the nerve to submit ...

09-12-2014, 05:17 PM
That was so hard. It's my first...

Even after five crits and editing and checking I waited two weeks before I was mentally ready. It's funny now that is done I feel so silly.

How was the first time for you?

Not the final outcome but just the first time you submitted something to the world.

Maggie Maxwell
09-12-2014, 05:36 PM
I spent the entire evening double, triple, and quadruple checking everything, terrified that I'd hit the submit button and notice a typo in the cover letter, I'd attached the wrong draft, that my draft was the wrong format... literally hours of checking every minutia.

Good news is, it gets easier. :) The first one's terrifying, but after that, it's all downhill. Best of luck on your sub!

09-12-2014, 05:42 PM
OH wow! Me too. I was especially nervous I misspelled my own name. I'm glad to hear it gets easier!

09-13-2014, 05:48 AM
Holy Guacamole! It was accepted.

Maggie Maxwell
09-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Dang, Southpaw! That was astoundingly fast! Congratulations!

09-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Congratulations, Southpaw! That's fantastic news! :hooray:

09-13-2014, 04:16 PM

09-15-2014, 08:47 PM

Threak 17
09-16-2014, 03:43 AM
Congratulations! Great News!

Taylor Harbin
09-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Congrats, but I'm jealous too! Been trying to crack flash fiction (well, any kind of short fiction) for six months now. Details, man! Who bought it?

09-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Yes, please share who bought it. I've been seeking out some good flash markets. CONGRATS!

10-22-2014, 03:56 AM
Congrats, Southpaw! That is crazy awesome, lucky you! All that hard work payed off :)

11-23-2014, 02:01 AM
Congrats! I'm looking at getting into flashfic. Where will your content be available?

06-03-2015, 11:07 PM
He's not telling hehe

09-29-2015, 06:59 AM
Congratulations to you!! I submitted two flash fiction stories 3 weeks ago and am still waiting to hear... I have enjoyed the waiting because it isn't yet a "no thank you"

Gregg Bell
10-04-2015, 03:11 AM
You're on your way!

Michael Panetta
02-07-2016, 01:23 AM
OH wow! Me too. I was especially nervous I misspelled my own name. I'm glad to hear it gets easier!

I actually did misspell my name on a submission once!

02-10-2016, 05:53 PM
It doesn't matter what I write, I obsessively double and triple read and re-read out loud. I notice I auto correct after spending a lot of one on one time with a piece, so stepping back for several days is also helpful by allowing me to "forget" what I wrote.

Sometimes flash can be a relief for me. Longer works can be very discouraging after a while.

05-18-2016, 07:33 PM
I had a short piece published in Aurora Wolf Magazine (lovely editors there) and one in Saturday Night Reader (Mine was in their e-zine the month before they folded) which made me sad, but was glad to be a part of it.
I also had two flash pieces in Devolution Z, the Zombie Magazine, which is still going strong I believe.
Best place to find markets I think is The Submission Grinder, which is free online.
I love writing flash, as you're in and you're out and every word has to count. Surgical strike writing!

03-22-2017, 07:29 PM
I actually did misspell my name on a submission once!

So did I.
My last name is three letters long.
[eternal facepalming]

And congrats southpaw!! That's wonderful!!

04-20-2017, 03:49 AM
I dreaded the response, and when I was turned down I was really bummed out, but then I read what I wrote and cursed myself for not spending enough time on it!