I found a warm-the-cockles-of-your-heart email in my Inbox this week. I heard from a writer friend of mine whose story had (sorta) been selected as a finalist in a contest. Terrific! And guess where she heard about that contest?
That's right. Here at the old Hall of Fame. I (sorta) didn't remember the contest, but that's beside the point. The point is that people actually win writing contests, or get their stories accepted at markets, all the time. Why can't that writer be you? So, here's a few places to submit:
Stories That Lift like (likes?) family-friendly fiction, between 50 to 2500 words. Pay is $5 to $20, enough to buy a cheeseburger or three. Read more about the guidelines here.
Cell Stories would love to put your short (1000 to 1500 words) story on miscellaneous cellphones. Unfortunately, they're not a paying market. But I mention them because they accept reprints. Maybe you've already sold a story or two, but wouldn't mind one bit sending it out there again, amongst the masses, into cellphone world.
Baconology, a soon to-be-published anthology of horror stories based on what I like to call PORK GOLD, will accept submissions until the anthology is filled. So don't lay about, like a pig in a sty, rolling around in the mud of story ideas. Get that psychotic pork plot on paper and send it in (more details here).
There, now. That should keep you busy till next Finding Something Friday. Meanwhile, I need to check the last few FSFs. 'Cause I kinda should be submitting something myself. (And by "something," I mean something other than whatever totally creepy, but scathingly brilliant, PORK GOLD story I write. Right after, um, lunch.)