This submission statement is going to be short and sweet. Yep, no rejections, no acceptances, and only two measly submissions. Sad, I know. I do have an excuse, though; my first novel, Flashpoint, was released last month, and a lot of my writerly efforts went in that direction. I aim to get back on track in August and fill the next submission statement with rejection letters and bitter, bitter tears.
July Report Card
Just publications this month, but they’re both pretty cool.
Publication #1 – 7/13/16
The first publication was my Iron Kingdoms novel, Flashpoint. I’m not going to beat you over the head with the details here (there’s plenty of that on the blog already). I’ll just point you at the cover and places you can buy it if you so choose.
Publication #2 – 7/15/16
The second publication was my story “Paper Cut,” which was published by Red Sun Magazine as the feature story for their inaugural issue. I even snagged the cover. “Paper Cut” is one of my favorite stories, and though it took me a while to get it published, I’m glad it ended up with the good folks at Red Sun. If you’d like to read an excerpt from the story go here. If you want to check out the magazine (and you should; it’s cool), here are some links.
Red Sun Magazine: Issue 1, Vol. 1
And that was my July. How was yours?
Congrats once again, Aeryn. I bought Flashpoint, but I haven’t read it yet. I’m still trying to get through a book I started in May. 😦
As far as myself, well, after a really great May and June, July wasn’t so hot. (Actually, the weather was hot, but that was about it.) However, I still managed to score 1 acceptance and 1 publication.
Here are my other stats:
Submissions sent: 11
Looks like a pretty good month to me. Eleven submissions is great. 🙂
Thank you. Yeah, last week, someone on Twitter suggested that for every rejection I get, I should send out three more submissions. I used to do one for one, but three’s a good number. 🙂
It’s nice when your publications are equal to your submissions 🙂
Racked up rejection #5 on a story I believe in. Need to find more markets.
I also dusted off a story I wrote over a year ago for a dystopian anthology. I procrastinated too long to start working on it and think it’s not quite there, but at least I did something. I’d been hesitant to work on this one, so at least I got that monkey off my back.
Hey, one submission is positive yardage in my book. 😉
Congratulations on Flashpoint! That’s great news!
Only 2 submissions?! But hey, a published novel 😃 Thats awesome.
Congratulations on the novel!
Have you been following this conversation: http://www.kenyonreview.org/2016/07/doubling-rejection-goal-received-215-rejections-2015/ ? It’s in the literary fiction world, but it reminds me so much of what you’re doing on this blog.
Submissions Sent: 5
Of course, your novel trumps all this, Aeryn. I trust you’re hard at work on your next one.
Great month, Michael. Yeah, I’m outlining the next book now. 😉