Updated February 2023 (with links to a new children’s story, “Balloon Party,” a fresh take on “Stone Soup” published on the Blue Met website).
Back to the 2022 post….I’m resurrecting my old list of Canadian litmags because it’s just so handy for short story writers to know the word limits at a glance. Since I’m updating it for myself, why not share?
I’ve been fortunate in having several stories (for adults) published this year, including a few in online journals:
It’s time I got a collection together! That’s one of the projects I’ll be working on in 2023.
I do still write for kids, and I have several stories for children coming out online this winter, too, some for Blue Met and some for Alloprof.
Blue Met has done magical things with a story of mine, “Balloon Party,” for their “Numbers Spelled Out” series. You can read the story, listen to it read aloud wonderfully by actor Noah Ruscica, and even do a follow-up memory game.
(About that story… I changed a character’s name at the last minute and didn’t change it everywhere — so embarrassing. Just ignore that, okay? We’ll call him Kim/Jamie. It’s all good. See my very old post on proofreading. I have a history with such errors….)
In 2022, Blue Met republished their holiday series from 2021, so you can listen to me read a children’s story, “Winter Blues” (not as good as Noah Ruscica reading, but I do my best). And you can listen to many other authors read their stories, too, on the same Blue Met page.
And novels? I have one for young readers out on submission and one for teens in the revision stage that tops my 2023 To-Do list. So yeah, I’m still writing. 🙂
Here’s my litmag list. Have a look. Read. Submit. Subscribe — any one of these journals makes a great Christmas present. Happy New Year to all!