I just submitted a story I had lying around to the Story Quest Short Story Contest. Deadline is October 31st, 2010, so if you have something between 1,000 to 3,000 words that you are not doing anything with – submit!
Of course, only send your best work.
I think their standards are pretty high, so I’m not holding my breath on this one, but I’m hoping with three judges, I’m bound to get some feedback – maybe.
Here are my new Duotrope stats:
Pending responses for last 12 months: 2
Submissions sent last 12 months: 9
Submissions sent this month: 1
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 25.00 %
Congratulations! Your overall acceptance ratio is higher than the average for users who have submitted to the same markets.
Oh, by the way, I had to use Submishmash to submit my story. Ug – yet another online tracking system. It’s not like Duotrope; it actually manages the submission by being the vehicle, I guess, to submit to various publications. More and more online magazines are using it. I suppose it cuts down on their stuffed email inbox. (shrugs)