Quote Originally Posted by polishmuse View Post
If they stand alone, I would submit them separately to lit magazines. From your siggy, I'm thinking you might write YA? If so, I think there are lit mags who publish YA stuff. Nothing written is ever wasted, I say, so even if it feels like it's "rotting", I often return to things from years ago and find a thread, line, etc that helps me later on.
I've sold a few young adult shorts to adult markets. The difference between a story for adults with a teen character and a young adult story can be very thin. To the point that as long as the story fits the general theme and style of a market, you might as well try it.