Submitted my First Short Story!

Hey all!  I know I already posted once today, but I just had to share . . .

I finally got the guts to hit "submit" on my first short story!  Not the first I've ever written (obviously) but the first that I've actually sent out.  Woot :)  I submitted it to the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and I'm so excited.  I know my chances aren't great, but it sure felt nice to send my work out into the world.  Baby steps, right?  Maybe in a couple weeks I'll be querying for my novel!

For those of you who are curious here's a bit of my cover letter: 

Something is off about 10 year old Junie Fairchild, and it isn’t only her peculiar way of talking or her love of a decaying farmhouse where her father hung himself. Her twin sister Joan gets all the attention, she’s such a Mommy’s girl. One day Junie decides to do something about it. After all, Daddy always said, “The Lord helps those who help themselves.”

I’m a senior in the creative writing department at Weber State University, previously unpublished. In ninth grade I adapted “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury into a monologue for a theatre competition, since then I’ve enjoyed a love-hate relationship with creepy little girl characters. Is there anything scarier?

Wish me luck!!


  1. Congrats on submitting! Every little step gets you to your goal, so good for you!


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