It was not too long ago that submissions to the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette were few and far in between. That has radically changed.
Hello, I’m the Old Soldier, the friendly editor/publisher of this blog. This magazine is over four years old. There are over 3,000 pieces of content on the site. On the site you will find erotic, literary and mainstream fiction. This magazine is a paying market. It publishes non-fiction and poetry, too.
Some writers still blindly submit inappropriate work. For instance, stories about rape. If these writers would actually do their homework and read some of the stories on this site they would see that yes there is a lot of sex going on, but no one is ever raped. And these writers would also see that there are a lot of stories that have nothing to do with sex. And the same writers would know that there are no stories of fantasy, horror or stories of the sci-fi genre.
(But the Old Soldier does not want to be too judgemental. When I was an aspiring, young writer I blindly submitted stories, too. Then I got older and wiser.)
And you would be surprised how easy it is for an editor/publisher to see that a writer has not read the submission guidelines. That’s enough reason for rejection right there.
Now I’m getting more stories than I can absorb every month. Some of them good, publishable stories.
So, if you are a serious writer only submit your best. The days of easy acceptance are quickly coming to an end.
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- Writers, You Do Not Have To Write About Sex (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)