Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I didn't go to class today :(.

I am unwell. I feel dizzy when I stood up or moved fast, and spent the whole day in bed. Is it the heat or as my friends suggested, is something wrong with my blood pressure? Got to do something about this when I go back to Chennai.

When I had my rest and woke up, I started thinking about my writing. If not for anything, I will forever remember this workshop for making me feel good about myself. I never thought I had it in me to write fiction, yet in the past 2 weeks, I have written three stories and all three were praised (even though only one of them is my personal favorite!). I am almost reluctant to submit them to magazines, because I want to keep them in my documents folder and savour their presence... they are the proof that I have "matured" from writing for children to writing for adults...

Meanwhile, here are some well-reputed magazines that pay good money for good stories:

Narrative magazine -
Pays $350-$1000

Glimmertrain (reading period starts frm July 1) Standard submission -
Pays $700

The Antigonish Review (reading period starts frm Sep 1) -
Pays $100

Malahat Review -
Pays $40 per page

The Pedestal magazine -
Pays: $.08 per word

More magazines here -*

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