2018 Editorial Calendar

During 2018 I’ll be tackling these topics:

January – Story Starters – prompts to break through your resistance
February – Flash Fiction – the shortest fiction for the shortest month
March – Diverse Story Forms – short stories aren’t mini novels!
April – Story Sparks and Staying Focused – great prep for May’s challenge
May – The StoryADay May Challenge Daily Prompts (& cheerleading) – check out last year’s video prompts
June – Revision & Rewriting – your stories, reborn!
July – Stories for Special Occasions – writing for holidays and themed issues. What editors want…
August – Backstory Stories – fleshing out your longer works-in-progress with shorts
September – The StoryADay Challenge, redux – your second chance to write a story a day
October – Experimental forms – focusing on the weird and wonderful in short story forms
November – Stories To Share – writing for specific audiences like kids, and story slam audiences
December – Writing Amidst Life – staying creative even when you’re really, really busy

Guest posters:  I mostly have open slots for the Tuesday Reading Room posts and the Writing Prompts (either Write On Wednesday, or slots during the StoryADay challenges in May and September). Check out this post for information on how to submit.

I don’t accept guest posts unless you a, know the audience here at StoryADay.org really well and b, your article aligns with our creativity-first focus. But I’m always willing to take a look at great content from highly creative writers, especially members of the StoryADay community (hi, guys!).

Short story writers: Don’t forget to declare your goals in the monthly SWAGr (Serious Writers’ Accountability Group) post and let the community keep you accountable.

Also, why not subscribe to the podcast, for prompts and pep talks?