This has been a whirlwind of a month! I’ve been pursuing different avenues for publication and funding and I’ve been learning a lot. I found that most short story compilations need to be right around 40,000 words and that the majority of the works must have been previously published. As you can imagine, that information had me submitting to magazines both here and in the UK. My flash fiction (under 350 words) was submitted to Fish Publishing (http://www.fishpublishing.com/). I also applied to receive a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation (http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org/). This grant is unlike any of the others I looked at in that it is only given to artists who have children under the age of 18. It was refreshing to see help offered with the knowledge that parenting two (soon to be three) little girls creates extra challenges to writing!
So as you can see, I have a few irons in the fire and I’m waiting to hear back from my first submissions this year. I am moving forward with my goal of submitting one short story each month and I have a feeling March is going to be great!