Submission Statement: June 2021

Halfway through 2021 and here’s how I’m doing.

June 2021 Report Card

  • Submissions Sent: 11
  • Rejections: 7
  • Acceptances: 1
  • Publications: 3
  • Further Consideration: 1

Eleven submissions is pretty damn good, and I’m up to 54 for the year. That’s an average of 9 per month, and a pace of 108 for the year. So all that’s looking pretty good. My measly 8% acceptance rate for the year is, uh, not so awesome, but there’s still time to work on that. Seven rejections in June, an acceptance, a trio of publications, and even a shortlist letter made the month pretty eventful or at least full of variety.

Rejections

Seven rejections this month.

  • Standard Form Rejections: 4
  • Upper-Tier Form Rejections: 2
  • Personal Rejections: 1

June included the usual bevy of form rejections, plus a couple of upper-tier no’s and a very nice personal close-but-no-cigar. I’m sitting on 48 rejections for the year, so I’m averaging exactly 8 per month. That’s fine; I’d just like a few more acceptances to even things out a bit. As I’ve mentioned (complained) in previous posts, 2021 is turning out to be a bit of a down year for me in the ol’ publishing department. I did publish a collection of flash fiction, NIGHT WALK, which has certainly softened the blow some, but I’m struggling more than usual to get individual stories published. The reasons for this are both mysterious and multitudinous, and maybe there’s a blog post in there once I figure out what’s happening (one culprit is A LOT of shortlists).

Publications

Three publication in June. I had a couple of flash pieces published at Wyldblood Press and Flash Point SF and another Rejectomancy article over at Dark Matter Magazine. You can read all three by clicking the links below.

“Rhymes with Dead” at Wyldblood Press

“Giving Up the Ghost” at Flash Point SF

“The Blessed Event or What To Expect When You’re Accepted” at Dark Matter Magazine


And that was my month. How was yours?

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