Stories to Share


We’ve read a lot this week about book reviews and the impact they have on the authors. But, what about all the stories we read? It’s worth remembering, all writers need feedback on their work, regardless of the number of words. With that in mind, here are this week’s Stories to Share.

First up,   Spider Webs, by .

Second,   Reading Their Only Son, by Rick Trushel.




And, last but not least,  and Dollhead, by  Vanessa Mártir.


Accepting submissions of fiction up to 1000 words, Smokelong has an excellent article this month on what they do and do not want to see in submissions. So, check out the guidelines, carefully.

Seeking fictional stories up to 8,000 words, you can find Submission guidelines for Menda City Reviewhere.

Fiction Southeast is looking for short fiction of 1500 words or less and offers two annual contests. Submissions are accepted for The Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize from June the 1st – December 1st. First Prize includes  $200.00 and publication. In addition, the annual Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize opens in December with a deadline of July 1st. Winner $100.00 and publication. You can find their general guidelines here.

I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I did, share them, and where possible, I encourage you to leave a comment for the author.


I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilagood, and Contently.



Stories to Share

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I may not have gotten much writing done this month, but I’ve had plenty of time to read. There are so many wonderful books and stories available, it’s difficult to choose, but here are three I’d like to pass on.

The Williams Women by Rosemary Jarrell – The first place winner of WOW’s 2015 Winter Flash Fiction Contest.

The Church Meeting by Jeannie Waldridge – Second place winner of WOW’s 2015 Winter Flash Fiction Contest.

Hot Springs by David Guterson – Narrative Magazine, story of the week.

Every author wants to know people are enjoying their stories. So, if you’ve read a particular engaging story, share it and pass it on.

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Let’s have a conversation. Tell me your story. And as always, you can follow me on Facebook at SheilaMGood, PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilagood, and Contently.