So I’m an idiot. Apparently publishing the entirety of a short story on your blog or Fictionpress is considered prior publishing. I found a few that didn’t mind it, but most do. It makes sense. What’s the appeal of putting a story in a magazine if it’s out floating on the internet for free. So I went back and deleted them off of Fictionpress, and will be making them private on my blog. I can repost them again a certain time after publication, assuming they get published. Ugh, I feel sick to my stomach and like an idiot 😦 I googled excerpts of my stories and now they are only showing up on this blog. With novels you can post excerpts as long as it’s not the whole thing. But novels often change significantly from the first draft.
So I have found a few publications (including a few notable ones like Glimmer Train) that say it’s okay to send in previously published works or don’t specify. Most of the prestigious publications want first publication rights though.