Submission Statement: September 2022

September was a pretty good month on a number of fronts.

September 2022 Report Card

  • Submissions Sent: 9
  • Rejections: 6
  • No Response: 0
  • Acceptances: 1
  • Publications: 2
  • Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0

I sent a solid number of submissions out in September. Those nine subs bring me up to seventy-on for the year, which puts me within reach of my goal of one hundred. One acceptance and a couple of publications make it a pretty good month. Six rejections is not that many, though one of them was a real heart-breaker. The publications were both flash fiction pieces, but they’re two I’d been trying to sell for a while, so it was nice to find them a home.


Six rejections in September.

  • Standard Form Rejections: 5
  • Upper-Tier Form Rejections: 0
  • Personal Rejections: 1

Most of the rejections were of the form variety, but one was a final-round sort of thing. That particular story has received a lot of them, and I discussed my changing perception on these kinds of rejections earlier this week. You can check that out here.


Two publications last month. My story “Hunting Snowmen” was published at Radon Journal, and “The Woman in the Moon” was published by my old pals at The Molotov Cocktail. You can read both by clicking the cover images below.

“Hunting Snowmen” 

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“The Woman in the Moon”

Effectively Wild

My baseball monster mashup novella Effectively Wild releases this month on the 15th. In the meantime, you can preorder it in print and e-book. If you do pick up the book on preorder or when it releases, be sure to leave a review and help me out with the pesky Amazon algorithms. 🙂

And that was September. How was your month?

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