Writing Short Fiction is putting its mission where its mouth is and starting a new Debut Fiction section. Since the whole site is dedicated to helping new writers, it seems to make sense to offer writers not only questionnaires, advice, tips pieces, samples of prize-winning writing and resources, but also the opportunity to actually get into print themselves.
All through March, WSF has been taking submissions of pieces of 500 – 2000 words from people who have either never been published at all or whose writing ‘bio’ has only got to one or two items so far, and as of April 15th, the Debut Fiction section will launch with nine new stories , including an intriguing variety of styles, lengths and themes.
The site’s Champion Fiction section will also be updating with another five pieces, including two new contributors and additional items from Booker-listed Alison Moore and phenomenally successful short story competition entrant Andrew Campbell-Kearsey.
While the deadline for the Debut Fiction section’s launch has now passed, new and nearly new writers are still welcome to send in their unpublished material to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be duly and seriously considered for the next Debut Fiction update.
We’re waiting for your call. This could be your first step on a long, fascinating and rewarding road.