Monday, December 19, 2016

IWW Members' Publishing Successes

Wayne Scheer

My 101 word story, “Holding Hands,” is up today at 101 Word Story. The challenge is to write a story that is exactly 101 words. Why? No reason, but it seemed fun enough.

My humorous flash, “Telephoning God,” will be up at Funny in Five Hundred on February 10 of the new year.

The editor is looking for humorous stories in less than 500 words. What he wants is a complete story, not just a collection of gags. He has a quirky sense of humor, so he rejects stories that are too “staightforward.”

I know because although he's accepted three or four of my stories, he's rejected more than that. You also get a personal note from him explaining why he rejected or accepted a story. I like that about him.

Barbara Taylor

My epistolary--sort of--story, "13 Bedlam Lane," is up at Scarlet Leaf Review.

Pamelyn Casto

See my article, “A Short Course in Short Short Fiction,” at Abstract Magazine. It went online today. My article was originally published in Writer's Digest so I'm happy to see it online now in a new and quite interesting publication. They also have a call for flash fiction so send them your best.

Two of my poems have been accepted by Poetry Repairs for future publication. “For The Most Part,” and “Prenatal Care,” both originally poetry contest winners.

Elma Schemenauer

My 1940s novel Consider the Sunflowers [extensively critiqued on IWW a few year ago] is reviewed in the winter issue of Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan.

The same issue features the article "Saskatchewan's strong women of settlement," in case you're interested in strong women. Who isn't? Most of this issue can be read online.

Steven Smith

I just got word recently that my flash fiction/prose poem, “Night,” which appeared in Children, Churches, and Daddies last June will be included in their year end anthology, The Chamber.

This book includes pieces published in both CC&D, and Down in the Dirt, magazines in 2016.

Francene Stanley

After entering a competition for travel stories, my piece, “Back to the Earth 70’s Style,” has been included in the 2017 Edition of Travel Stories and Highlights. This updated version has 50 stories and 50 highlights selected from the 2015 and 2016 competition entries.

It's available on Amazon. Some of you will remember a different version critiqued in the Novels-l at the end of my memoirs.

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