Writing Wins and Woes: Brag Box Edition

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I love fairy tales. I love reading them, and I love writing them. I’ve written a few that have been published on the Enchanted Conversation website. Some of my children’s stories I consider more like fairy tales. So, I have been trying unsuccessfully in the past to have my work accepted in one of my favorite fairy tale magazines. However, this forthcoming issue, 12 Dancing Princesses, I’ve finally had a break through.
Without further ado I present to you, Writer’s brag box as promised.

Writer’s Brag Box

I had a piece accepted this week at Timeless Tales. This work was hard fought. My original submission came with a non acceptance, non rejection caveat with a rewrite suggestion. When writers get one of these they can do one of two things 1. Get angry and delete because the publisher dared to question the greatness of your submission as you intended the work to be. or 2. The writer can swallow a little pride, take the suggestion and rewrite a better story. I’ve done the latter and so my rewrite was accepted. What is so great about this particular magazine is that it is digital and audio, so I will have an opportunity to either record my story or have someone else do it. Further details will be forthcoming in the weeks to come. Celebrate with me!

This is one of the weeks where it is good to be a writer. Not only did I successfully see a dream through to fruition, but I wrote another full story to submit to another magazine. This one is also a favorite of mine. I have also tried submitting to them before unsuccessfully, The First Line. While I don’t know what the outcome will be, I keep my hopes high. As you should, too, fellow writer. Write on.

8 thoughts on “Writing Wins and Woes: Brag Box Edition”

    1. It is a lot of work to rewrite, particularly if you’re not sure the end results are going to please the publisher. Thanks for your well wishes and comments.

  1. I really need to investigate this avenue. I am impressed at how dedicated you are to have your work submitted, and I feel as though I should open myself to these publications and familiarise myself with them. Now, I just need to write something that will fit the requirements…I love fairy tales and so do a lot of others 🙂

    1. well, some people say you should start at the top of publishers and work your way down. Although, I did try these high end publishers in the beginning ( like the Atlantic, highlights, cricket, The Sun) I soon realized I might have to start small and work my way up. I usually try, though, to submit only where I’m paid something. I think if we give our writing away, it just encourages more of that and we never end up getting paid for what we worked hard to perfect.

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