Obsessing Over One Manuscript

Do you only have one project going right now? Are you all consumed by it?

If your answer is yes, that’s fine. Believing in a body of work is great. I tend to the other side of having multiple manuscripts going at once and slowly driving myself crazy because I want to finish them all now.

A happy medium is to have several projects going at the same time while keeping yourself on a schedule. If you give yourself space to complete the projects you won’t get overwhelmed and have a sense of accomplishment.

Here are your markets for Tales in the Mail

Glimmer Train

One of the most respected short-story journals in print. Every month they have different contests and standard submissions.

Glimmer Train Press

1211 NW Glisan St, Suite # 207

Portland, OR 97209


Clean Well Light Place

Submit fiction up to 3,000 words (flash fiction welcome) or submit 1-5 poems. Submissions online only.

Anthony Blake

A Clean, Well-Light Place


W. Walnut Dr.

Danville, KY 40422




Submit fiction, creative nonfiction (no book reviews), 1-7 poems or visual art. Submit manuscript by regular mail or e-mail.

Caketrain Journal and Press

Box 82588

Pittsburgh, PA 15218




Please remember to research all markets and read the submission guidelines completely before submitting.


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