Author Topic: Where was the first publication your work appeared in?  (Read 3931 times)


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A couple years ago, a poem of mine, my first published piece, was accepted by a now long dead literary project.  I was 16, and absolutely stoked.  The ezine was called the Railroad Poetry Project.

Where did your first published piece appear?

If you haven't been published yet, there are some awesome Facebook groups you can use (search "calls for submissions" at Facebook) you can use to find presses seeking submissions.  I'd include links, but I'm currently making my first post. 



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Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 01:03:13 PM
Dunesteef. September 2009.

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Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 04:01:55 PM
Pseudopod, March 2007.

Damn that was a long time ago.

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Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 04:46:30 PM
Man, to recall this I have to go all the way back to September... of this year. Yes, my first publication came a mere three months ago. I'm on my way now. :D

It's in Issue 2 of "Promptly" over at

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Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 06:40:30 PM
Can I count my drabble? I'm gonna count my drabble, which would be July 2013 on Drabblecast #288. :)

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Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 08:37:26 PM
I was in a collection, but I don't think counting that is a fair reading of the question, so... drabble in Drabblecast #282.


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Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 08:20:49 PM
"The Utility of Loved" in Shadows of the Emerald City, an Oz-themed horror anthology, October 2009.

Followed closely by:

"The Disconnected" PseudopodNovember 2009.


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Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 03:53:53 AM
Reader's Digest.  I think 1983.  I wrote a joke that they used, and they paid really well.   

Everything I've gotten published since then has been either newspaper stories, press releases, or technical documentation.

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