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    Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 7:41pm

Hey NYCm friends!

Just hoping to benefit from the experience of all you lovely writers out there.

Does anyone know if there’s a waiting period on submitting NYCm stories to other contest/publications? I want to submit some things, but I don’t want to ruin my eligibility with NYCm.

I was thinking of submitting my R2 250 microfic story to a contest that’s coming up in a week (so after judging, but before the contest is over). And I want to submit my R1 short story to a publication with a submission period that closes before judging occurs.

Do we need to wait till the contest is over and/or judging for a particular story has occurred? Or can we just send them to other things as soon as we can stand looking at them again?

Thanks in advance! 

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I'm not sure there is an official ruling on this. Personally, I usually wait until the judging for a round is done. If on the offside chance one of the judges is a reader at a publication, I'd hate to blow the anonymity. 

I just submitted my R2 250 piece. I've been chomping on the bit to do so! 


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I've never waited to send it ;) Pretty sure I submitted my R2 story within minutes of the NYCM deadline closing haha. Very few mags respond or publish before the judging is up anyhow. 

I say go for it!

ETA: given that the rules don't claim any right to exclusivity or specifically rule against simultaneous submissions, I think it's kosher without mucking up your NYCM chances. I would hold onto a final round story just in case, but ultimately your content is yours to submit and (after you get the final confirmation email) publicly share as you see fit


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Thank you both! That's really helpful :D.

I think this publication would take ages to get back to me, so it shouldn't ruin the anonymity (hopefully). Unless a judge is also an associate editor there, man that would be unfortunate haha. 

Good luck with your submission Nods! I'm sure it'll find a good home.
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Best of luck with your submission! I hope you get good news soon <3
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Originally posted by Mister_Write Mister_Write wrote:

Good luck with your submission Nods! I'm sure it'll find a good home.

Thanks! I went on a bit of a submission spree tonight, so fingers crossed!
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I need to start submitting to publications. I just haven't done any research on suitable places. It's not like I expect to rake in fat cash off of short stories, but hell, taking care of a couple days worth of groceries now and then would be alright. 
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Originally posted by kristina_f kristina_f wrote:

I need to start submitting to publications. I just haven't done any research on suitable places. It's not like I expect to rake in fat cash off of short stories, but hell, taking care of a couple days worth of groceries now and then would be alright. 


Many suggest duotrope (and I second that suggestion) but submission grinder is a fantastic place to start when trying to get a feel for what's out there with your word count and genre. I highly recommend starting there as it's free. For comparison, I think duotrope is $5/month :)

Good luck! Submitting is so fun


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Originally posted by taaaylor taaaylor wrote:

Originally posted by kristina_f kristina_f wrote:

I need to start submitting to publications. I just haven't done any research on suitable places. It's not like I expect to rake in fat cash off of short stories, but hell, taking care of a couple days worth of groceries now and then would be alright. 


Many suggest duotrope (and I second that suggestion) but submission grinder is a fantastic place to start when trying to get a feel for what's out there with your word count and genre. I highly recommend starting there as it's free. For comparison, I think duotrope is $5/month :)

Good luck! Submitting is so fun

Much appreciated. I'll be looking at those this week.
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Originally posted by taaaylor taaaylor wrote:

Many suggest duotrope (and I second that suggestion) but submission grinder is a fantastic place to start when trying to get a feel for what's out there with your word count and genre. I highly recommend starting there as it's free. For comparison, I think duotrope is $5/month :)


Submittable also has a search function, but it is cumbersome to use in my opinion. I feel like Duotrope has way better features than Submission Grinder, although some folks don't like spending the money, and it's not worth it if you are only going to submit a couple times a year. But if you find yourself submitting more, it's worth checking out Duotope - you can do a trial month for free.
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