And May is in the books. Here’s how I did.
Ten submissions is a good month, and May’s numbers give me 43 for the year. That breaks down to 8.6 submissions per month and puts me on pace for 100 (but just barely). I’d like to get 11 submissions in May, which would average out to 9 subs per month. It’s only one more, so it seems doable. Ten rejections is not fun, especially since half of them came within the space of a couple days. Such is the gig, though, and you gotta roll with it. I did score one acceptance in May, another story to Wyldblood Press. One publication last month, another installment in my Dark Matter Magazine column.
Ten rejections this month.
Lots of rejections in May. In fact, it is the most rejectomantic month of 2021 (so far). Most of these were form rejections, either standard or higher-tier, but I did get a couple of nice personal rejections. They were more effusive than most personal declines, and clearly spelled out “good story, bad fit or timing”, which is always nice. It lets you fire those stories back out with confidence, which I did. 🙂
Just the one publication in May, my latest Rejectomancy article over at Dark Matter Magazine. This one is all about rejections, a subject I know a thing or two about. 🙂 You can check it out by clicking the link below
Yeah, it didn’t publish in May, but I’m gonna point you at my flash fiction collection Night Walk & Other Dark Paths anyway. 🙂 Check it out if you haven’t already.
And that was my month. How was yours?