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What the Audience Knows

cropped-ramonagravitar.jpgIt is always a delight when a story finds a forever home, to borrow a phrase from the pet adoption world. “Voices” appears in the Summer 2017 issue of Philadelphia Stories, and I could not be more pleased to have my work in that fine publication. Continue reading “What the Audience Knows”

Posted in anthologies, contests, short story writing

3-Part Series on Writing for Contests and Anthologies

RamonaGravitarLast week, two new short story anthologies bearing my name as editor were released for publication. Those marked my sixth and seventh time working on an anthology based on a specific theme. In addition, as a writer, I’ve contributed stories to three other themed anthologies, plus I’ve gathered some fellowships and grants for my work in short stories. In the arena of short story anthologies and contests, I feel pretty comfortable.

I love the short story form with the heat of a thousand suns. To spread the love, this week, I am posting a three-part series on writing for contests and themed anthologies.

Today, I will share my “rules” for entering contests. Continue reading “3-Part Series on Writing for Contests and Anthologies”