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Story Fundamentals with Cat Rambo

A compressed version of the six-week workshop, this single-session class covers basic story structure, characters, blocking, setting, and submitting work. You will do some writing exercises in class, but most of the time will be spent on lecture and discussion. … Continue reading

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Story Fundamentals with Cat Rambo

A compressed version of the six-week workshop, this single-session class covers basic story structure, characters, blocking, setting, and submitting work. You will do some writing exercises in class, but most of the time will be spent on lecture and discussion. … Continue reading

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Putting Your Work Through the Mill: The Submissions Grinder

As a follow-up to Sylvia’s guest post about Submitomancy, I asked David Steffen, who’s working on a similar project for a Duotrope replacement, to write about his Submissions Grinder. Here’s David:
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Submitting with Submitomancy

Recently, Duotrope’s announcement that it was going paid caused some stir among speculative fiction writers. One of the results has been to create some new alternatives. I asked Sylvia Wrigley to guest post about her new system, Submitomancy.
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Your Cover Letter: A Basic Template

I’ve seen a lot of cover letters in my time. Some ramble, some describe the story, others list thirty small publications, some are misaddressed or rife with typos.

So here’s a cover letter. It’s really all you need to say. Fill in the blanks yourself. Italics indicate commentary and should not be included.
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Tracking Story Submissions

Part of today is going to be spent sorting through my spreadsheet of what stories are out where and getting stuff out. That’s one of the really tedious things about being a writer – all the paperwork.

So how do I track submissions and figure out where to send them?
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