So, Christmas is over for another year, memories have been made. What will you do with them? How about writing and submitting a short story for a Christmas anthology that would be published in time for Christmas 2020?
There are lots of anthologies accepting submissions and it’s a good way to get your feet wet if you are a new, yet to be published writer.
You don’t have to go with a Christmas theme; troll the internet and look for any calls for anthology submissions. Chicken Soup for the Soul is one of the more well known ones. Do a Google search, new calls are submitted frequently.
You can also make your own anthology of Christmas memories or any others you would like to share and self-publish. Try Kindle Publishing; they offer a course to show you how. Once you’ve published your book, it will automatically be sold on Amazon, and you will earn royalties.
Adams Media published the anthology, Changing Course: Women’s Inspiring Stories of Menopause, Midlife and Moving Forward in which one of my short stories was included. It was published fifteen years ago; I used and still use my given name when writing and publishing non-fiction. The story, Today’s Grandma, is about the evolution of grandmothers; I had fun with that one.
Flex your mind and your fingers…publication awaits!
I will be back to more regular blog posts in the new year. In the meantime, I wish you health, happiness and publication!
All my best to you,