Tag: Aeryn Rudel

Submission Statement: June 2021

Halfway through 2021 and here’s how I’m doing. June 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 7 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 3 Further Consideration: 1 Eleven submissions is pretty damn good, and I’m up to 54 for the year. That’s an average of 9 per… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2021”

A Week of Writing: 6/21/21 to 6/27/21

Last week of June, folks. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Barbara Kingsolver. “Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/21/21 to 6/27/21”

Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review

It’s been awhile since I did an acceptance rate post (2019 my post history tells me), and now that Duotrope has some additional accounting tools, I can figure those numbers more accurately than ever. (All you have to do is hit a button, and… Continue Reading “Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review”

One-Hour Flash: My Hero

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but this is another story I wrote in an hour based on a visual prompt. Many of these prompted one-hour stories go on to publication, and others, like this one, well, don’t. So instead of… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: My Hero”

A Week of Writing: 6/7/21 to 6/13/21

Another week walks into the sunset. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Louise Brown. I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. –Louise Brown Ain’t that the truth?… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/7/21 to 6/13/21”

100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It

I’m a goal-oriented person, and I like to set fairly difficult goals for myself. One of those goals is 100 short story submissions per year, which I’ve been aiming at it for the last five years straight. Let me tell you a little about… Continue Reading “100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It”

My New & Improved Flash Fiction Formula

I write a lot of flash fiction, and I’ve been lucky enough to publish a good amount of it. In fact, I recently published and entire anthology. The Molotov Cocktail collected 40 of my best flashes in a collection titled Night Walk & Other… Continue Reading “My New & Improved Flash Fiction Formula”

My Ever-Elusive Muse or Writing When I Don’t Want To

A topic I see come up a fair bit in writerly circles is the question of whether you should write only when you’re in the mood, i.e., feeling inspired, creative, and so on. Some writers do only write when their muses are sitting on… Continue Reading “My Ever-Elusive Muse or Writing When I Don’t Want To”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection

Been a while since I talked about the specific types of rejections a writer might receive, but here’s one that falls into kind of a unique category: the reprint rejection. It’s unique because it’s a story you know at least one editor/publisher liked enough… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection”

Night Walk Wednesday: The Night, Forever, and Us

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is “The Night, Forever, and Us.” How it Started For once, this story did NOT start… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Night, Forever, and Us”

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