Submission Statement: July 2021

July has come and gone, and, uh, good riddance. Not my best month in submission land.

July 2021 Report Card

  • Submissions Sent: 6
  • Rejections: 2
  • Acceptances: 0
  • Publications: 2
  • Further Consideration: 0

Only 6 submissions in July, bringing my total to 60. Technically, that still puts me on pace for 100 submissions for the year, but I’d hoped to get a few more subs out. One of the reasons I didn’t is, well, I didn’t get many rejections. Only two in July, so I didn’t get a chance to “turn and burn” more stories for a few more subs. I also didn’t get any acceptances for the month, but that just seems to be par of the course in a year that is shaping up to be one of my worst. Still, one must soldier on and keep submitting. I still have five months to turn this thing around.


Only two rejections this month.

  • Standard Form Rejections: 0
  • Upper-Tier Form Rejections: 1
  • Personal Rejections: 1

As I mentioned, it was a light rejection month, though both were, uh, premium rejections, I guess. The first was a nice upper-tier rejection from a prominent market, and the second was a personal close-but-no-cigar rejection from a market I’ve been trying to crack for a while . With each rejection, I seem to be inching ever closer to an acceptance, so gotta keep trying.


Two publications in July. A flash piece published in The Arcanist’s Hunger Flash collection and another Rejectomancy article over at Dark Matter Magazine. The Arcanist story is only available in the Kindle collection, but you can read the Dark Matter article by clicking the link below.

“Wish You Well” in The Arcanist: Hunger Flash

“Old is New Again: Reprints” at Dark Matter Magazine

And that was my month. How was yours?

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