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A Week of Writing: 1/6/20 to 1/12/20

Well, it’s a new year, so it’s time to start accounting for my writing and submission endeavors again. Here we go. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Vincent van Gogh. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/6/20 to 1/12/20”

Reading Your Readability Scores

How easy (or difficult) is your work to read? This is a question that can be answered to some degree with the Flesch–Kincaid readability tests, which (in very simple terms) are designed to provide a readability score and indicate what grade-level education is needed… Continue Reading “Reading Your Readability Scores”

Submission Spotlight: The Do Not Send List

Today we’re exploring another potential submission guidelines surprise. This time it’s not about formatting or regional preferences, it’s types of stories publishers would rather not see at all. I call this the Do No Send List  As usual, you should read the guidelines completely… Continue Reading “Submission Spotlight: The Do Not Send List”

Three Types of Tough Rejections

If you’ve been submitting short stories for any length of time, then you’ve likely developed a fairly thick skin when it comes to rejections. After you hit triple digits, those form rejections, filled with not for us’s and doesn’t fit our needs’s, kind of… Continue Reading “Three Types of Tough Rejections”

Submission Spotlight: Fun With Formatting

If you’ve sent out any short story submissions, you are likely very familiar with Shunn Standard Formatting. If you’re not, follow the link in the last sentence and GET familiar. Now, the vast majority of publishers ask for Shunn (often just called standard manuscript… Continue Reading “Submission Spotlight: Fun With Formatting”

NYCM Round 1: No Guns, No Knives

Recently, at the urging of some folks in my writing group, I entered the NYCM Flash Fiction Challenge. You can get all the details on this particular flash fiction contest by clicking the link in the last sentence, but here’s a short explanation from… Continue Reading “NYCM Round 1: No Guns, No Knives”

A Week of Writing: 7/22/19 to 7/28/19

Yeesh, have I fallen behind on these things. Okay, here we go. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Truman Capote. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote You ever seen someone smother their french fries in… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 7/22/19 to 7/28/19”

Submission Statement: March 2019

March has come and gone, and here’s how I did for the month. March 2019 Report Card Submissions Sent: 12 Rejections: 7 Acceptances: 3 Publications: 2 Submission Withdrawal: 1 Okay, this was a pretty good month. A dozen submissions is great, three acceptances is… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: March 2019”

On Writing Godless

Originally posted on The Incredibly Strange Creature:
Well, it kind of crept up on me, but today is actually the release day of my very first novel, so if you always wanted to read a novel by me, you’re into Warmachine, or you just like…

One Year of Rejectomancy & Strange Search Terms

Rejectomancy has been up and running for over a year, and I’d like to offer a big thank you to those who have followed the blog here and on Facebook and Twitter. Your tolerance for my blathering borders on the supernatural, and I hope… Continue Reading “One Year of Rejectomancy & Strange Search Terms”

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