Submitting Stories: How to Survive the Painful Waiting Game

Nicole J Simms/ April 12, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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The first thing I learned when I started my writing journey is that you need to be very patient. While it would be great to wait weeks rather than months to know if your story will be published or not, sadly, that’s not always the case. So, how do you cope with waiting months to know whether you can do

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How I Find Homes for My Stories

Nicole J Simms/ March 1, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Finding somewhere to submit your story to can be tricky, first you have to find a magazine, submission call, or website and then you have to figure out whether it is the right place for your story. But lucky for us, there are many websites out there that make things a lot easier for the stressed writer. And that’s what

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I’m on a Submission Roll

Nicole J Simms/ November 14, 2013/ Blog/ 0 comments

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I’ve done it. I’ve submitted my story a day before the deadline. It’s still close mind, but it’s done. I clicked on that send button and sent my story on a mission. Hopefully, it will succeed. So I allowed myself some time to be proud, and then the nerves kicked in. I have two of my babies out there. I’m

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Yay! I’ve Submitted

Nicole J Simms/ August 15, 2013/ Blog/ 0 comments

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After the regular burns of rejection, I shied away cocooning myself from any more kicks in the teeth. My story ‘When strangers meet’ had received four rejections, and no matter how many times I edited, tweaked, and changed the story, no one wanted it, not even for free. So did I submit it again? Hell no! I ran for the

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