So, I subscribe to http://www.duotrope.com/ It’s a great site. They have a lot of information about different magazines and literary publishers as well as calls for anthologies. You can even keep up with your submissions there and they calculate how many days your submission is out. They keep great statistics. Every week, they send a reminder email of new markets, closed markets, reopened markets, and deadlines. And if you report an acceptance, your name goes in that email with a congratulations.
This week, I noticed a call for Thanksgiving stories. First time I’ve seen this particular call. It was for a humorous mystery. Since I like to write light and love humor in my short stories, I thought it over on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, I woke up with the first line in my head. Didn’t find the time to write it til today- labor day- I hope it is as funny as I think it is. I finished it, edited it and submitted it all in one day. I usually mull it over more than that, but what the heck, gotta live life on the edge once in a while, right?