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Get Your Story Published in Simply Saratoga Magazine

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Calling all writers – now’s your chance to have your story printed and distributed to over 40,000 readers across Saratoga County! For our next issue of Simply Saratoga, we’re looking to include something a little different – a short narrative story, either true or completely made up – submitted by you, the reader. With any luck, we hope this will be a regular feature in our bi-monthly magazine, showcasing both known and unknown writers in our community.


Each magazine will have a broad theme or topic we’ll be asking authors to keep in mind as they pen their short stories. This issues’ theme: “Home Is Where the House Is.” As long as your story has something to do with a home, it’s fair game. Maybe it’s a story about how a specific room in your childhood house shaped the way you are today; a strange noise in the attic that wakes you up every night at 3 a.m. sharp that must be investigated; maybe you’re still looking for a place to call home, or perhaps returning home after a long absence. Whatever it is, be it a true story or completely made up, we want to see it!

There are a few basic requirements for all submissions:

1.)           All writers must live in Saratoga County or a neighboring county

2.)           Submissions should fall between 800 – 1,200 words

3.)           Please include your name and an email address where we can reach you if your story is chosen

4.)           This is a family-friendly magazine, so please keep the language appropriate

5.)           This must be an original story – no stories that have been published elsewhere

Stories that are set in or around Saratoga Springs are preferred but not required.

Interested? If so, submit your short stories to me, Daniel Schechtman, managing editor of Simply Saratoga magazine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Simply Saratoga Short Story." For your story to be considered for this issue, please submit by August 10. The winning author’s story will be featured online and in over 20,000 print copies of our widely distributed magazine, and in turn, we are more than happy to print a website address (your Twitter account, blog page, a link where readers can buy your other written works) at the end of the story. Also, dinner’s on us! We’ll throw in a free gift certificate to a local restaurant as our way of saying thank you.

So let’s see what you’ve got Saratoga. If you’ve been waiting for your shot to show the world your tall-tale-telling talents, this is the time.

-Daniel Schechtman

Managing Editor of Simply Saratoga magazine

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