Ellen Datlow (yes that Ellen Datlow) has a wonderful interview up at Nossa Morte. I think all aspiring writers need to read this one.
I want to find a way "around the slush pile" (from her answer to a question about a recent open call for submissions). Sounds like the only way to do that, my friends, it to produce a quality body of work and catch the attention of someone important.
I can control some things in life (e.g., writing every day); others, I must leave to the fates.