Friday, 20 June 2008

Question to the floor

Where should I submit a very good, but 'nice' mainstream story? It's just under 4,000 words. Ideally a decent paying market. Not many people seem to like nice stories. It either has to be abrasive, sad or funny. This story's not really any of the above, and I don't think it's quite right for the women's magazine market as it's structurally interesting. I suppose Granta is an outside shot, but not sure it's a perfect. And I'm not sure they accept writing not written by somebody with a first class honours degree from Oxford or Cambridge.

Any ideas?

4 comments:

Aliya Whiteley said...

Face it. Nobody does nice.

Ooh, apart from 'nice monthly'. Two words that really don't belong together.

David Isaak said...

Glimmer Train? (Tin House and Swink are possible, too, but a little un-nicer.)

If nothing else, Glimmer Train encourafes you to submit a pre-puberty snapshot as your author's photo...

David Isaak said...

Encourafes?

Neil said...

But of course, David. How could I have forgotten them? They have a nice new online submissions system now, which is encourafing.