Month: July 2019

A Week of Writing: 7/22/19 to 7/28/19

Yeesh, have I fallen behind on these things. Okay, here we go. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Truman Capote. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote You ever seen someone smother their french fries in…

The Post-Acceptance Process

In a recent post, I discussed my process after receiving a rejection. Well, there’s a flip side to that, and I have a post-acceptance process too. It’s just as important as the post-rejection ritual, maybe even more so. Here’s what I do (or try…

Submission Statement: May/June 2019

Playing catch-up again. Here are my submission endeavors for May and June. May/June 2019 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 12 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 Submission Withdrawal: 1 May was fairly productive with 7 submissions, but I stumbled in June and only managed 4…

Form Rejections: What Do They Actually Mean?

As a longtime student of rejectomancy, I’ll be the first to tell you the arcane art of divining meaning from rejections only gets you so far. Sometimes a rejection just means what it says and nothing more. Attempting to read complex hidden motives into…

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