November is in the books, so let’s see how I did with submissions for the month.
November 2018 Report Card
- Submissions Sent: 8
- Rejections: 5
- Acceptances: 3
- Publications: 1
Eight submissions for November. Not too bad. That puts me at 115 submissions for the year. The rejections and acceptances put me at 94 and 19 respectively. Yes, if you’ve seen any of my recent Tweets about rejections, my numbers were off. I miscounted the number of rejections I had. Thought I was closer to one hundred. There’s a chance I won’t even hit 100 rejections for the year now, which, oddly, kind of bums me out.
Just five rejections for October.
- Standard Form Rejections: 3
- Upper-Tier Form Rejections: 2
- Personal Rejections: 0
Nothing too exciting here. Three standards and a couple of upper-tier rejections.
The spotlight rejection for November comes from one of my favorite markets, one that is now back in action after a long hiatus.
Thank you for submitting [story title]. We appreciate your interest in [publisher].
Unfortunately, it is not quite right for us. Best of luck placing it elsewhere.
This is a very standard form rejection, so there’s not much to talk about here. I’m just thrilled I can send submissions to these folks again.
Three acceptances is a good number, and all were special in their own way. The first was for a story I really like that has gotten close a number of times, but has never found a home, until now. It ended up with a newer publisher, but one that pays a pro rate. The second acceptance is for a story that was actually accepted earlier in the year, and then the publisher closed before it was published. It was nice to find that one a spot again. Finally, the third story is a reprint that will gain new life with a new publisher (one of my favorites).
One publication in November, which is free to read online.
Published by Trembling With Fear (free to read)
And that was my November. Tell me about yours.