Submissions Statement: February 2022

Technically, February is not over, but I’ve put in all the writerly work I’m gonna for the month. So here’s how I did.

February 2022 Report Card

  • Submissions Sent: 6
  • Rejections: 4
  • Acceptances: 0
  • Publications: 0
  • Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0

That, my friends, is what you call an uneventful month. Six submissions puts me at 16 for the year, which an average of 8 per month. That places me just a tad off-pace for my yearly goal of one-hundred. Other than a smattering of rejections, not much else happened. The month was primarily devoted to figuring out what I needed to do with my novel, which I did, so I’ll chalk that up as a win.

Rejections

Four rejections in February.

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

Nothing too special in any of the rejections. The personal rejection had some good feedback, which I’ll put to use in the next revision of that particular story. I recently published a blog post about the specific editorial feedback I tend to get, and it includes some of the notes from this particular rejection. You can check that out here. The other rejections where just your garden-variety form rejection from pro markets.

The Rejectonomicon

I shall, once more, point you toward my new Q&A column, THE REJECTONOMICON, over at Dark Matter Magazine and invite you to submit questions about submissions, rejections, and writing in general.

The first article went up last month. Check out that first article by clicking the link in the banner below.

So, how do you submit questions to me? Easy. Here are the submission guidelines.

  1. Email your question to questions@rejectomancy.com.
  2. Put REJECTONOMICON in the subject line of the email.
  3. Write your question in the body of the email. Try to keep it relatively brief. Around a paragraph.
  4. Please let me know if you’d like your first name published along with your question or if you’d like to remain anonymous.
  5. Please restrict your questions to the subjects of writing, submissions, and rejections. Those are pretty broad categories, though, and I’d be happy to field questions about my past career as a TTRPG game designer/editor and media tie-in writer.
  6. I might make very slight edits to your questions but only to fix obvious typos and whatnot.
  7. If I choose your question for an installment of THE REJECTONOMICON, I’ll respond via email and let you know.

I’m getting some great questions, but I need more, so send ’em in! 🙂


And that was February. How was your month?

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