November 2021 is but a memory. Let’s see how I did.
November was a momentous month in submission land, not because it was special in the sense of the number of rejections or acceptances, though it was still decent. No, the real reason November was special is because I picked up rejection #500 since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope. That’s a significant milestone, and I talk about it at length in this post. I also sent my 100th submission of the year, which is another important goal I can check off. I have slowed down a bit with submissions, and I only sent two more after hitting 100. I’m currently sitting at 102 for the year. The acceptance is from Metastellar, as is the publication, which is technically not a November pub since it went live on the 4th of December. Fuck it; close enough. 🙂
Five rejections in November.
One of the upper-tier rejections was a shortlist heartbreaker from a pro market. Those have been excruciatingly common this year. The other rejections were pretty uneventful, though the personal rejection highlights an issue I tend to have with my work, which is I write short stories that are too horror for sci-fi/fantasy markets and too sci-fi/fantasy for horror markets.. What are you gonna do?
Though technically a December publication, you can read my story “Grave Concerns” over at Metastellar right now. Click the link below to do that.
And that was November. How was your month?