Sunday, 20 September 2009

Any very short markets?

Are there any markets still out there for 300 - 400 word stories? I can't think of any. The reason I ask is that following the addition to the WIP folder that I made earlier this morning I thought that I should work on something that is already there. I chose something that was in one of my black note books because I could remember exactly where and when I wrote it. I was in a restaurant waitning for Himself to arrive and we were having an early dinner before we went to the theatre. Anyway, the crux of that matter is that I have typed up everything that I wrote in the note book and while it isn't quite finished it's only 246 words. I do like it so I would like to try and place it if I could but if not I'll regard it as a writing excercise.
Either way it won't be wasted. I mean apart from anything else it gave me something to do in the restaurant so that I couldn't see the faces of the people who I'm sure thought that I'd been stood up.

4 comments:

Olivia Ryan said...

Trying to think of somewhere, Colette ... but all I can say meanwhile is that I think you're brilliant for being able to write something that length. It's so difficult to write a very short, concise story. Well done. x

Colette said...

I like to challange myself now and again to write something really short. Theres no room for unneccassary (sure I've spelled that wrong) words.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Hmm, you're right. Only competitions, rather than markets.

Colette said...

I think you're right BSM. I feared that competitions were the only answer. I'll keep my eye open for a suitable one.