Month: November 2015

Ranks of the Rejected – Josh Goller (The Molotov Cocktail)

Today, we’re shaking things up a bit on Ranks of the Rejected. I recently spoke with Josh Goller, the editor-in-chief for the excellent flash fiction lit-zine The Molotov Cocktail. I asked Josh for the interview because he produces one of my favorite publications, and I really dig his approach… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected – Josh Goller (The Molotov Cocktail)”

Submission Protocol: Simultaneous Submissions

Let’s talk about one of my favorite writerly topics: simultaneous submissions. A simultaneous submission (sim-sub, for short) is when you send one story to multiple markets to increase the chance you’ll put the story in front of an editor who will publish it. As with all the subjects… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: Simultaneous Submissions”

The 7 Stages of Literary Rejection

A writer goes through a lot of emotions when that rejection letter shows up in his or her inbox, and it occurred to me these emotions are similar to those involved with grieving or loss (more or less). I’m sure you’ve all heard of the seven… Continue Reading “The 7 Stages of Literary Rejection”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Apologetic Personal Rejection (with Rob Mammone)

As I have said many, many times on this blog, (most) editors are not heartless monsters out to grind your hopes and dreams into a fine spreadable paste. Nope, they’re just regular and often passionate folks who happen to be in a position to judge… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Apologetic Personal Rejection (with Rob Mammone)”

October 2015 Rejection Roundup

October 2015 is in the books, and I’ve rounded up all the rejection letters I received for the month for your viewing pleasure. I received a few more rejection in October than I did in September, but I also published a couple of stories,… Continue Reading “October 2015 Rejection Roundup”

“Beyond the Block” – Flash Monster II Results

The Molotov Cocktail has posted the results of their Flash Monster II contest, and I took 4th place. I’ve ended up in the top five in three of their contests, so I’m pretty damn pleased. My Flash Monster II story is called “Beyond the Block,” and you can read… Continue Reading ““Beyond the Block” – Flash Monster II Results”

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