The Winter issue of TQR - Total Quality Reading is now up live!
Go check it out and submit a story for their Spring issue. As a writer, you can follow the journey of your story from submission to either acceptance or rejection. Not for the thin-of-skin, because there is a messageboard where the editors hash it out. They argue the merits of the story, decide whether it is good enough to be sent up the ladder to the next editor, with eventual publication and a $50 pay day at stake.
Can you touch the Monkey?
Note: my story "In Bloom" went through the TQR gauntlet, got spanked, and eventually crapped out at the end. But I lived to submit another day.