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Doug is an award-winning Canadian writer whose fiction has appeared in twenty-five languages and thirty countries. His works include The Wolf at the End of the WorldChimerascope, and Impossibilia.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

a discussion on another publishing option for your backlist of short fiction

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

independently publishing your stories yourself

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

I finish off the discussion I began in part 29 on some of the paths a writer might choose to take for their short fiction career, this week focusing on publishing a collection of your short fiction.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Making your first professional sale does not improve your probability of making your next one. Now and throughout your writing career (assuming you intend to have a writing career), you will always face the same challenge: to write the best stories you can and to keep them in front of professional markets until they sell.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Cool Stuff That Might Happen (or Not): Awards, Best of Anthologies, Movies Welcome back! This week I’ll be looking at some of the cool things...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Bonjour / Hola / Ciao: Selling foreign language rights (conclusion) In parts 25 and 26, I began another mini-series on your options for re-selling your...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Bonjour / Hola / Ciao: Selling foreign language rights Last week, I began another mini-series, this one on your options for re-selling your stories after...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

A Writer’s Magic Bakery: Selling your stories again (and again, and again...) Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. Last week,...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Let the Band Ring Out and the Banners Fly: To promote or not to promote Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

They Said WHAT?!?: Dealing with reviews Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've written these posts in a very specific...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

But, But, But...You Bought My Last Story: What Your First Sale Really Means Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor (conclusion) Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've written...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction....

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (continued) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (continued) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (Part 1) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market...

THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD – A Novel...

THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD An urban fantasy novel by Douglas Smith (Estimated release date: Summer 2013) Set in modern day Northern Canada, THE WOLF...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Drawing the Line: When to stop submitting a story Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction. These posts...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Oh God, They Hate Me: Dealing with rejections Welcome back to my weekly series on marketing and selling short fiction. These posts are written in...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Behind the Curtain: How an editor chooses (or rejects) a story Welcome back to my weekly series on how marketing and selling short fiction. These...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

The Numbers Game: What to do after you've submitted a story Welcome back to my weekly series on how to market and sell short fiction....

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

The No-No's: What NOT to do when submitting fiction Welcome back to my on-going and generally weekly series on how to market and sell short...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Dear Editor...: How to submit short fiction (conclusion) Welcome back to my on-going and generally weekly series on how to market and sell short fiction....

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Dear Editor...: How to submit short fiction Welcome back to my on-going and generally (kind of, sort of) weekly series on how to market and...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Markets, Markets Everywhere: How to select the right market Welcome back. This is my ninth post on how to market and sell short fiction. This...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where Do I Look?: How to find short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the eighth in my (mostly) weekly series of posts on how...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where to First?: How to choose short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the seventh in my weekly (more or less) series of posts on...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

But How Do I Know It's Ready?: Dealing with submission fear and arrogance Welcome back. This is the sixth in my weekly series of posts...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Why You Never "Sell" a Story: Understanding rights and licensing (conclusion) Welcome back. This is the fifth in my weekly series of posts on how...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Why You Never "Sell" a Story: Understanding rights and licensing Welcome back. This is the fourth in my weekly series of posts on how to...