Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friends Forever - Short Story Accepted

My short story 'Friends Forever' has finally found a home.

Last week, I received my acceptance letter from Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. It will appear in their online magazine at the beginning of next year.

This will be my first paid publication and I'm excited to have this story claim that place. 'Friends Forever' was produced years ago and has received many rejections and has been reworked many times during this time. This story was also my first attempt to breaking into the publishing world. For it to have claimed that spot as my first stepping stone is a wonderful feeling.

Untied Shoelaces of the Mind has produced a wonderful online site filled with great stories by some wonderful authors. They are open to most genres and are a paying market. Visit their site for submission guidelines.

It is my understanding that they still need stories for the first issue of next year. What are you waiting on?

One other note about this publication: Response time is low. They have 4 editors and the story has to pass through each for acceptance. You are informed as the story goes through the process. From submission to acceptance, my wait time was 5 days.


Terry W. Ervin II said...

Great news, Cher! Looking forward to reading the piece when it's published.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cher! That is AWESOME news. CONGRATS!

Anonymous said...

Terry and Susanne, Thank you for the congrats.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats, that's great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Cherie.


That is wonderful, congratulations. That's great that you didn't have to wait very long to hear, and it must be nice to see pay off after years. Persistence always pays, seems to be the lesson.

Anonymous said...

Samuel, Thanks. Yes, writing is something you just have to keep beating your head against a wall to achieve. I guess most writers have hard heads and determination, lol.

Blog Directory