I actually took an entire day off from teaching this week to research journals/sites to submit stories to, places other than the usual big ones ie., Glimmertrain, Tin House, Narrative, etc. The possibilities are mind-boggling and figuring out what each one is looking for takes hours and hours of reading, not to mention the different submission format requirements. I am using Duotrope to research and organize submissions, thank the writing god for that site, what did writers do before Duotrope!
After a miserable writing week, trying to make some kind of exercise with the Roth technique, I’ve called it quits for now, put it away. I’m going back to an Alice Adams exercise. Some narrative techniques just don’t click though maybe it will at some other time. It wasn’t a wasted week, just a not-so-good one.