It’s not something that concerns everyone, but being published was something that was important to me. I guess that’s part of the self-doubt that seems to infect a lot of writers: validation from outside sources. At the moment, I am writing for myself – at least that’s what I told myself when I started writing – but getting that seal of approval from someone else was a big buzz, and quickly I progressed from wanting to be published in free online webzines, to being published somewhere that would pay me. What’s the difference? Well, other than the money (which is tiny, minuscule), not much, except perhaps in my perception: if someone was going to give me money, then the quality of the fiction they would accept would be higher. I’m not convinced now, that this is the case, and free webzines that offer exposure is a great way to get your work out there. As far as my work goes, I will leave you to judge whether or not my early offerings were good or not.
All of my freely available short fiction can be accessed from the ‘Published’ menu above. Let me know what you think.
Leave a comment to let me know what is important to you, in terms of publishing – exposure or being paid for your work?