Writers’ Rites: Getting Back on the Horse That Threw Ya

Yeah, remember when we talked about the YA Steampunk Anthology, REAL GIRLS DON’T RUST, with the deadline of SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 for story submissions?

Or, remember when we talked about the Buzz Books seeking novella/novel length subs for HONEY, their romance line, or SWARM, their mystery/thriller/horror line, or YA Short Stories for their Mythology High Series??

Or, maybe you thought you’d send something to the folks at YARN, or Tor.com, or Strange Horizons

… and you didn’t?

Here’s a thing to know: writers, yeah, write. And then, when they mutter about actually connecting with the outside world, they follow through… Sadly, there’s no little bluebird of subs who comes along and sends things for you. Stop fiddling with your work, and get it out there.

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And it is just as much a letter to US as it is to YOU. More, actually.

About the author

tanita s. davis is a writer and avid reader who prefers books to most things in the world, including people. That's ...pretty much it, she's very boring and she can't even tell jokes. She is, however, the author of eight books, including Serena Says, Partly Cloudy, and the Coretta Scott King honored Mare's War. Look for the new MG, Go Figure, Henri Weldon in 9/2022 from Katherine Tegen Books.


  1. "This Message Brought To You By The Letters G and O."

    For the record, I am going to borrow and reuse that line at some point in a memo, just to see if the staff is paying attention.

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