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Retiring a story

Just a quick question before I go off to help with Thanksgiving dinner (mmmm): how do you decide when it's time to retire a story? I have one I wrote a year and a half ago, and I know it's not as good as what I'm writing now, but it's only been to a few places because the last one held it for several months. I'm tempted to archive it because I don't imagine it'll get into anything even semi-pro, but on the other hand I don't like giving up on things, especially when this one hasn't had much of a chance.

Thoughts?

mlc

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sallyrei
Oct. 12th, 2003 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, definately send it. What's it - or you = got to lose? I think the only reason my story got published is the anthology was x amount of words and they needed to fill an 800 word gap within a week - oh noes, who's gonna send a story in that short? *does so* Stick it in and send to press!

Assume it's iffy by your personal standards, but might be the best thing to land on someone's desk in months :)
haikujaguar
Oct. 13th, 2003 11:40 am (UTC)
What this person said. :) You shouldn't retire it until there's nowhere left to send it. (And even then, keep an eye out for new markets that will take it).
(Anonymous)
Oct. 14th, 2003 01:16 am (UTC)
revise, resubmit
all things considered on this tory, if it's not up to your current standards, reise it util it is, then submit, submit, submit!

but you have asked a question i've been wondering about too. lol


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