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Friday, February 24, 2012

Short story submission call

The Wild Rose Press are looking for short stories across all their lines.

If you were inspired to write during the holiday season, and have a short story with a Christmassy theme, deadline for the 2012 holiday season is March 13.

We all have crazy lives, and it's hard to find time to write, but short stories don't take as much time as full length novels, sho why not give it a try? Take some time out just for you - even if it's only 30 minutes a day and write. Don't let yourself get out of the habit of putting something on paper (in the computer) every day.

This from Rhonda Penders, editor-in-chief of The Wild Rose Press:

Those of you who say you can't write short - I say you can't because you never tried. Seriously. I'm a long writer, always have been but writing the shorter story is sometimes very freeing. You can accomplish a lot when you are forced by page number restrictions.

A short story doesn't necessarily have to be only 12,000 words - a short story technically is anything under 65,000 words. No they don't go to print but they make some seriously good sales on the Kindle and other devices. Also, short stories tend to get picked up by our reviewers ten times quicker than the full lengths. Reviewers, like all of us, are pressed for time. Given the choice to review a 20,000 word story or a 85,000 word story - they are going to go shorter.

So make it your resolution this year to write at least one short story or maybe 2 or 3 and get them submitted. Several of our lines have series running right now - hopefully that will get your creative juices flowing with some ideas.  

Important note from TWRP: all non US authors need to file paperwork to obtain a US Taxpayer ID number before we can publish their manuscript. We can contract them, and we need to before they can even apply, but we can’t publish anything without that number.(See our blog post on how to apply for an ITIN).

Rhonda Penders is judging the Unpublished category of our first ever ROSA contest. You can find out more information about the contest here.

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