Here you will find my name listed as an Honorable Mention in the Short Story category at New Millenium Writings. (Dot Org.) I entered a story with them once before that didn’t get any sort of mention so I suppose this is a step up. Sometimes I am wary of places that charge entrance fees for their contests, because when you do the math, they probably only give away a very tiny portion of what they take in. But the market is in such turmoil now, it seems unlikely to expect that everything be done for free. Zoetrope, which is accepts submissions, receives 12,000 stories a year. That’s more than thirty per day. I honestly believe the only way they can keep that up is because of Francis Ford Coppola’s name and business acumen.
Anyway, I was told to “use this” little honor by my current teacher and submit the story to other places, so I have tried the following:
Glimmertrain, One Story, Ducts.Org, Tin House, and Word Riot. I was going to try Anderbo.com as well, but they want stories shorter than 3,500 words and mine is about 4,500. Another which a friend told me about is called Cleaver.com, but they also want shorter stories.
I guess I will try to make a page with a linkable list of these places as I’m always trying to find a useful site that lists short story publications and most are outdated with broken links, etc. Glimmertrain and The New Yorker are consider the top choices, and of those two, Glimmertrain is the only one that anyone, not already famous, could possibly have a chance of getting into.