Paving My Author's Road

IWSG Day and Anthologies



Happy first Wednesday of the month. As you know today’s the day where all us writers come together in a blog hop of love and support. Whether to air our dirty writing woes or share our writing joys. Thanks to creating this community and bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanuagh.

Thanks also goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia,Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

So what’s going on with me this month?

I finished story #3, “On the Mat,” from the new series of romantic shorts I’m writing in the 85K90 challenge at 24,666 words. And started uploading it on Wattpad for feedback. Here’s the cover and quote art I created using


Now I’ve started writing story #1, “Love Lines,” Joseph and Layla’s story this past Monday. And I created a cover on for it as well. 

Which then led me to think about anthologies. How do you get your work into an anthology? Where do you find open calls for them?

I found one for an elemental theme poetry. Poets & and Aerogramme studio are my usual go to’s for submission calls. But would love to hear recommendations for others. Specifically fantasy and romance fiction. Even short stories. And accepts new writers.

Know of any anthology submissions I should look into, that’ll be a right fit for me?

February 7 question – What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

Can’t tell you which genre I love most writing in but I can tell you what I love about them regardless. Whether it’s poetry, romance or fantasy (and mystery/thriller in the future) I love its truthfulness. Funny isn’t it how you can find truth in a world of lies.

What’s going on with you this month? Have any news you want to shot out? What do you love about the genre you write in most often? Had your work featured in an anthology? Share your experience.

PS For romance writers for the first time ever there’s going to be a Twitter pitch party just for you. It’s called #KissPitch and this new event is on Valentine’s Day. Visit AllTheKissing to learn more. And let’s help make it a success.