Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Here I Go Again

by Michael Seese

Come with me, dear readers, into the WABAC machine. If you'll recall, last October, I undertook a tremendous effort. To submit something, somewhere, every day for the whole month. "Something" could be... well, anything involving words. And "somewhere" could include:

- Contests
- Literary agents
- Magazines
- Online publishers (for example, Readwave)

It did not include blogging or tweeting.

Well, October is just around the corner. And I plan to repeat this asinine and painful challenging and fulfilling effort.

Actually, I think this time around it will be easier. Specifically, because I've found three weekly flash fiction contests:

- Flash! Friday, hosted by Rebecca Postupak
- Indies Unlimited
- (one I just learned of) FINISH THAT THOUGHT, by Alissa Leonard.

So those three alone take care of 13 days. I've already got four existing short stories which I plan to submit to anthologies / contests I found on HorrorTree. I have two other stories in the works, one for another HorrorTree find, and one for MASH stories. So I'm up to 19 days.

** Since I know that I will have some days which might be crazy, I'm "allowed" to submit two "somethings" one day, and then skip the next. But I'll try not to.

To quote James Brown, I feel good.

Who's with me? Who's up for the challenge?


  1. you are obviously deranged, but in a very good way!

  2. I wondered if you were going to do this again!

    I've aspired to it from afar, but alas, don't have the quantity (or quality, likely) to submit one a day for a full month.

    1. Jennifer, full disclosure: I can be a very effective goader / nagger.

      Admittedly, I have a broad base to work from. I write poetry. I write flash. I write short stories, and have a bunch that were turned down by others, waiting to be submitted elsewhere. And I have two (or three) novels I'm submitting to agents. So I have a lot of "somethings."

      The point is, if you have a lot of "somethings," go for it.


    2. I do have a decent amount of "somethings", some of which almost certainly should not see the light of day as such. It's possible a number of those somethings could turn into Real Things and thus be submittable. I guess we'll see how it goes!

  3. Micheal, sheer and wonderful madness.

    Came over for Finding Peace, only to discover .... ???

    Adore Finding Peace, BTW.