Ok, I’ve finally done it. I’ve gone and submitted one of my short stories to a writing magazine here in the UK. As well as paying the competition entry fee, there was also an option for a critique of my work for a further small payment.
The piece that I submitted is something that I feel has merit and shows my strengths (whatever they may be) as a writer and regardless of whether my submission places in the competition, I believe that it will give me a good idea of what to expect when entering other competitions.
The closing date for the competition is August 15th and so I won’t hear back until after that date. All I can do is sit back nervously and hope that piece can hold its own against what is likely to be some very strong competition.
I shall keep you all updated as to my submission’s progress (unless it gets absolutely slaughtered by the judges, of course….)
I’d appreciate it if you could keep all fingers, toes, etc. crossed for me, even though that might make it quite hard to type, or walk for that matter…..
Hell, perhaps it’s just better if I ask you to pray for me instead!