Last week, Heidi asked me to share some ways I search the Internet for submission possibilities. I don't really do a ton of that because mostly I use networking.
So this week I thought I'd throw a little networking party. Most of what I will share will be for the beginner writer who wants to build some clips but maybe some seasoned writers will also want to jump in as well.
Each day, I'll post a place where I've been published and a sample blurb of what was accepted--you can skim that part if you want--but it might be helpful to see what the editor accepted.
What I hope through these posts, is some of the other writers who visit here will also share some places they've been accepted to and offer us a glimpse of what is needed. That's your party invitation!
So today . . .I'm posting about Hearts at Home. a magazine for moms and the place that accepted my first story. (I'm making it easy for you as I've highlighted the writer guideline pages.) They don't pay except in copies but they do publish anthologies now and then and their magazine is quality.
Here's my blurb:
Yellow was my daughter's favorite color. It was one of those trivial facts I'd included in an e-mail when we were preparing our house for a move. Someone had remembered and stored away the tidbit for such a time as this: my daughter's eighteenth birthday in a brand-new city and a brand-new state. Delivered to our door, the mums brightened my daughter's day as much as the sunbeams shining into our partially furnished living room. Someone had remembered a girl who had not yet made any special friends with whom to share her day. Someone had remembered and they sent flowers in her favorite color.
I peeked at the gift card and was sweetly surprised by the greeting. The flowers were from my Internet friend, Lori. She'd heard my plea for my daughter and had responded in a way she knew would touch my child. . .
Now keep in mind-- I wrote this article three years ago (and knew nothing about active or passive) but it was my first and they have since accepted another one to be published this spring.
Hoping many of you who have a story will submit!