How to Boost Your Writing Career with Short Stories

An excellent way to break into the writing realm, or boost your already established writing career, is to submit a short piece of work to an anthology. They usually consist of short stories, poems and nonfiction ideas. It gives you the chance to work with an editor and get valuable feedback on your writing skills. Plus, you’ll meet other authors, personally or virtually, and maybe make new friends.

Find 2-3 writing groups who publish collections of work and join the groups. They’ll likely have an annual or bi-annual call for submissions for a new book.

Earlier this year I sent off five submissions altogether and was excited to have two of my pieces chosen. I write Christian Speculative Fiction and Christian Fantasy stories, so both anthologies are from Christian groups.

Anthologies make great gifts for all ages. I’m delighted to share with you the ones I”m in this year —

Christmas – Stories and More

Christmas Stories and More
An anthology of Christmas stories, poems and more…

 

Christmas with Hot Apple Cider

Christmas with Hot Apple Cider
Stories from the Season of Giving and Receiving

Til next time, know you are loved by the One who created you in His image.

Lynne

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5 thoughts on “How to Boost Your Writing Career with Short Stories

      1. I have one called “Eighteen Steps” that is due to be featured in Tribe Media’s Thief Issue 4. I’d been working on a novel since 2013. The novel weighed in at 130k words when I divided it into smaller related novels. These subsequently started to become novels. I really needed a break, so a few months ago I wrote a short story and submitted it. I was surprised when it was accepted first time (everyone always says to expect rejections at first). Since then I have written and submitted two more to two different publications and am still awaiting results (given each of these has been submitted within the last fortnight, I may be waiting a while). Taking a break from the monster and writing some short stories was the most refreshing thing I’ve done 🙂

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  1. You seem to have a clear direction for your writing, Greg. Good stuff. When your anthology is published, you’re welcome to come back here and let us know so we can celebrate with you. Isn’t it nice to have an honest resident critic? My son is also an author and my main go-to person. Are you doing NaNo?

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