Proving that what you write is interesting enough for people to read and pay for.
Connecting with your readers.
When someone likes your writing, they want to know more about you. There is a good chance they will buy your novels. Kids can be very loyal too.
Getting your name out there and gathering fans. Fans will be the audience that will buy all your books and will help you get some attention.
Because writing for magazines get you the right kind of attention, why not try your hand at a few short stories?
The 2 files below will help you get organized.
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BALLOONS. 12 years-old and up. Looking for unconventional materials, “elements that could enlighten and amaze the young minds.”
CAST OF WONDERS. YA science fiction or high fantasy for podcasting.
CBAY. Teens. Fantasy or science fiction. <http://www.cbaybooks.com/submission-guidelines.html>
Cicada. Welcome works by writers from underrepresented groups. <http://www.cricketmedia.com/submission-guidelines?_ga=1.139948403.1938444544.1485226635>
EMBER. Ages 10 to 18. Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction.
FOREST FOR THE TREES. Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction up to 6,000 words. <https://ffttjournal.wordpress.com/contactsubmit/>
FROSTFIRE WORLDS. 8-18 and beyond. Fantasy and science fiction stories up to 6000 words with strong world-building. Adventure stories, space opera, and magic opera. Also accept poems, art, articles, reviews, and interviews.
HUNGER MOUNTAIN. Short stories, poetry, novel/novella excerpts, and creative nonfiction. Follows themes.
LUNCH TICKET. YA short stories and flash fiction up to 5,000 words.
ONE TEEN STORY. Literary fiction between 3,000 and 8,000 words.
REFRACTIONS. YA fantasy with a delicate, magical touch, 5000 words maximum. <https://goldenfleecepress.com/submissions/>
SPACEPORTS & SPIDERSILK. Short stories, poems, art, brief essays on science and the environment, interviews, quizzes, fantasy, science fiction, and mild horror. Opened to hard to sell stories. <http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/spaceportsgl.htm>
SUCKER LITERARY. YA fiction up to 10,000 words.
SUDDENLY LOST IN WORDS. Poetry, short stories, and memoirs up to 3000 words.
YARN. Poetry, essays up to 3000 words, and fiction up to 6000 words.
YOUTH IMAGINATION. Real issues facing teens, from 200 to 20K words.
Duotrop Magazine List. < duotrope.com >