Have a look at the site Theme of Absence. As it says on the main page, it’s an “Online Magazine of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction (the lack of an Oxford comma just kills me).
Anyway, the site administrator is Jason Bougger, and along with Betty Rocksteady, and Tim Bougger, they accept previously unpublished submissions of flash fiction and short stories. Here’s a link to their Submission Guidelines.
The reason I bring all this up is that one of my submissions has been accepted and will be published on Friday, September 23rd.
I’ve been published quite a few times before, but those were all technical books, self-study guides, and textbooks.
On September 23rd, one of my fiction pieces will be published online for the very first time (apart from my own blog, of course).
I’m pretty excited.
Jason also offered to do an author interview with me and I said “yes,” so that’ll appear on Theme of Absence the same day as my flash fiction (just a hair under 1,000 words) story.
It’s nothing that I’ve published on my site, so you don’t get a preview.
You don’t have to wait a whole month. Visit Theme of Absence right now and read some of the other stories they’ve published. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite author.