Submitting to literary journals is a new thing for me. I always figured I’ve got limited time, why would I spend time writing things other than my novels? However, this lets me try out new styles, test concepts, and just write.
Today, I’m working on a piece to submit to Luna Station at the end of this week.
I think it’s hard to get excited about short stories sometimes, yet that is exactly the skill I force my students to master. It’s all about telling the best story and learning how to do it well.
Finding journals is a bit of work, but I suspect this will allow me to up my writing game and expand in ways I never even expected.