Common Ties

December 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Thanks to April Orcutt for sending this info about a market for stories. (Not necessarily travel-related, but I love flash fiction, quickies, and short stories, so I’m passing this along. And the Quickies are so short you can surely find time to write one. Maybe it would be a good activity for those times you just need to write something—anything—to get the creative juices flowing. Or for when you’re procrastinating about writing what you should be writing. Yep; been there.)

The story site Common Ties has been publishing personal stories on a wide range of topics since October of 2006 and recently began posting shorter stories we call Quickies. These submissions should be 300 words or less. Quickies can be on any topic, although we particularly like Quickies that fall under one or more of the following general categories:

1) secrets and confessions
2) moments of extreme euphoria or enlightenment
3) moments of extreme embarrassment, shame, terror, or despair
4) biggest mistakes or regrets
5) turning points
6) random acts of kindness

We pay $100 for the Quickies we publish and an additional $100 if we ask you to record your story and the recording is successful. Before submitting your Quickies we encourage you to read our Quickies Submission Guidelines. If you prefer to submit a longer story, please see our Story Submission Guidelines for stories between 750 and 1500 words.


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