Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Try, Try Again!



My story about Voodoo in Jamaica was rejected by the ghost story anthology. When I saw this anthology, I thought of it because it does have witchcraft, just not the typical kind of black cauldron stuff. I thought that fact might doom it or make it stand out, so I sent it to this anthology and it was short listed! Which means they like it and they'll keep it until the deadline and see if it fits with the other stories they pick.

This is great example of how you should keep sending things out! You never know when you'll find the right place for your work!

22 comments:

Lindsey Duncan said...

Fingers crossed for you, Aubrie! That's a gorgeous cover. I think "violinist witch" would suggest they'd like more unusual witchery ...

Christine said...

Good luck! And it's true that you've always got to keep trying. It really is a subjective process.

Carole Anne Carr said...

I'm sure you will. Pity I gave up on so many things when I was young, great to hear you are made of sterner stuff.

Hannah Kincade said...

That's great news! Perseverence pays off!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Good luck! Sometimes it takes time to find the right home for a story.

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Nisa said...

Oh, I hope it makes it. Good luck! There is definitely a lot to be said for perseverance!

Nicole MacDonald said...

Well done! And yes never let just one person sway you :)

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Beth Caudill said...

Good luck.

Holly Ruggiero said...

Well that’s good news and good advice too. It is all about the fit. I hate the font on the new anthology. It’s too difficult to read.

Angie said...

Good luck! That's a great lesson. I've been slack in short story submissions lately.

penandpaints said...

Congratulations on being shortlisted, that's great news!
You're absolutely right, if something's not right for one anthology, send it somewhere else.
Fingers crossed for you!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congrats! I'm sending you tons of good luck vibes!

Cher Green said...

Good luck! Being short listed is a great thing, lol. Try, try again.

The Words Crafter said...

Good luck and I so very much admire not only your talent, but your determination. It WILL pay off!

Sutton Fox said...

Good luck, Aubrie. Fingers crossed for you!

Susan Fields said...

Good luck! I hope your story finds its happy home!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Only goes to show, you just never know and never delete old manuscripts. Best of luck!

Sheila Deeth said...

Thanks, and good luck Aubrie. Once I've caught up with life, the universe and everything I really will have to start sending things out.

WritingNut said...

Good luck! And you're very right, don't stop trying... because you just never know :)

Theresa Milstein said...

YaY, Aubrie! I hope you make it in. Your dedication is nothing short of impressive.

The Words Crafter said...

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