Magazines or ezines? Professional, semi-pro, paying, token, for the love, copies?
The vast array of places to get short stories published confuses the heck out of me.
Should I start with the pro markets and work my way down? Is it totally a waste of time? Do I really have to read sample copies of every single mag and ezine I’m interested in?
After all the stumbling questions are asked, it really comes down to two things: where do you want your story to be published, and who will accept it.
I’d love to have a story in Fantasy & Science Fiction, or Fantasy Magazine someday. Dream big, right? So, I submit. And I keep submitting. And I write. And I keep writing. And I edit. And – you guessed it – I keep editing.
There is no secret formula. There is no magical method that will garner you acceptances every time you send out a manuscript. Just don’t give up.