Welcome to this week’s edition of Submit Your Stories Sunday. Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories or inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance. Next, I’ll recommend a story to help familiarize you with the editor’s tastes.

This week we’re subbing to Translunar Traveler’s Lounge and we’re reading Marissa Lingen’s The Swarm of Giant Gnats I Sent After Kent, My Assistant Manager.

Translunar Traveler’s Lounge

Eligibility: fun, speculative stories up to 5,000 words

Take Note: stories should offer hope rather than bleak futures

Submit By: this opening closes October 15th, 2020

Payment offered: $0.03 per word, with a minimum of $20

Click here to go to the original call for details.

Story to Familiarize You With the Editor’s Tastes

This week we’re reading Marissa Lingen’s story, The Swarm of Giant Gnats I Sent After Kent, My Assistant Manager, from Translunar Traveler’s Lounge‘s August issue. Click here to go read that now.

I have no heavy-handed analysis of this fun story for this week, writers. This week was hard. This story offered me a chuckle and a daydream of the good gal coming out ahead that I think we just might all need after a week like the one we had, which… is kind of the point of fun stories like the ones Translunar Traveler’s Lounge is looking for.

If you can still tap into the well of good times inside your imagination, these are qualities to look for in your stories. Treasure the escape in the writing of them and the reader will follow.

Be well, keep safe.

Happy writing!

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