One of the two stories I submitted for the Witches and Dragons anthology was not accepted, so I now need to find a different market for it--or recycle it. I've decided to recycle. I am going to use elements from "The Witch of Braighe" in this new story, which I plan to submit to Phobos Magazine for their Deep, Black Sea issue.
A challenge I will face is that the word limit is 2500 words, but the story idea, which will involve a volley of rhyming couplets, might need more wordage than that.
I am also going to reuse a character. My idea is, what if a character in "The Witch of Braighe" had made a different choice? What if this character had valued slightly different things and been angrier? I'd like to explore that other choice path.
I will say that it helped me very much that Phobos gave clear and vivid examples of the kinds of stories its editors want. Sometimes, I feel like I'm in a guessing game when it comes to figuring out the types of stories desired, so having this clarity is something I appreciate.
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Submissions Today: "A Lively Imagination" to Morgen Bailey.