22 June 2021

Story Feedback

Savvy writers know the submission deadline for the awesome August 2021 issue of Electric Spec is coming up on July 15, 2021! Get those stories in!

We have started working on the new issue, in particular, on stories in the slush pile. We periodically get requests for story feedback from editors. Sorry! We can't do that except... right here! So here you go:

  • Be wary of starting your story with the protagonist waking up. (We see this A LOT.)
  • Do submit your story as an attachment in the correct format.
  • Do include a cover letter with the word count. There is no need to summarize the story. If the editor can't figure it out...not good.
  • Do include some kind of speculative element in your story.
  • Do write something original and unique.
  • Do read earlier versions of the ezine so you know what we like. The good news is: they're free!

We'll probably include more tips right here next week.
Good luck with your writing!

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