Places to publish short stories...
I want to make this clear... I love to write and that is why I write. It is not for ego or attention or to make myself heard. And THAT is why I now share these links with you. I am not worried about competition. Either I am good enough that folks want to read my work, or I am not. Either way I will still help others try to succeed in their writing aspirations also. I would rather make friends that become successful than be successful with no friends.
So, enjoy these links and use them to their fullest potential, and let me know how it goes. Also, feel free to share your own links of places to publish if you like.
This first one is Static Movement. I have had my work published in three of their books. I have a couple more accepted and am planning on submitting more to them in the next few weeks. It is a small company, and you get nothing but published. No copies, no pay, just the satisfaction of seeing your work in print. I like them, because they are an awesome first company to test your work with. I don't think it will help, but you can even tell them that I recommended you try them. After all, it can't hurt.
I don't much like this next one, because it is not my style of publishing. They get to keep your characters, world, etc and build on it. You ALSO still have full rights to your creations, but so do they. They are an RPG publisher also, which is why they do that.
This last one is a HUGE database of publishers of everything. Read the legend so you know what the symbols mean, etc. You can find every kind of publisher here from free to royalties, from flash fiction to full novels, from romance to sci fi. This is a great place for a diverse group of publishers seeking your work. Just fill in the blanks... and search!
Keep in mind that in general the more they pay the better quality they seek. Also, ALWAYS be polite and professional. Even if they reject you, say thank you. They will remember you if you are not, and then you just burned a bridge for future submissions. Just a thought.
The places I frequent tend to be odder in nature, but if you're looking for work I always go to www.onlinewritingjobs.com I've found some boring drudgery there, but I've also found some very interesting ghost writing assignments that have padded out my resume.
Speaking of, if you're interested in romance writing, check out IC Romance. They're willing to look at novels, or pass you work if you're a steady writer looking to make some money and build a relationship.
That's all for now, though I'm sure I'll have more!