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Getting Your Start in Short Spec Fic

By Premee Mohamed
May 11, 2020 · 2,940 words · 11 minutes

Photo by Marvin Meyer via Unsplash.

From the author: What I wish I had known when I started writing and submitting short stories collected in one place, including learnings from the 'other side' of the slush pile!


INTRO

As part of my Capital City Press Featured Writer duties, I did a class on February 6, 2020, that I called 'Getting Your Start in Short Spec Fic'!

What I really meant to say was 'Here are some of the things I wish had been centralized in one location for me to learn before I started writing and submitting short stories to SFFH venues, rather than learning piecemeal, forgetting, re-learning, hearing rumours of, and finding in my spam folder over the last four years.'

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