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Rejection Letter Rundown: The Revision Request Letter (with Rose Blackthorn)

As I mentioned in the previous installment of Rejection Letter Rundown, an author might, from time to time, come across a letter that is neither rejection nor acceptance but some strange hybrid of both. I covered the further consideration letter last time, and this… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Revision Request Letter (with Rose Blackthorn)”

Submission Protocol: Stay in Formation

Rejectomancy points deducted for FTFFD or SSD: -5 (What’s this?) Something you will see in just about every set of submission guidelines is a request for a specific manuscript format. In my experience, many genre publishers will ask you to submit your manuscript in standard manuscript format (SMF… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: Stay in Formation”

Sacrilege & Skorne – My Latest Privateer Press Publication

What follows is a short excerpt from my e-novelette “Sacred Charge,” now available from Skull Island eXpeditions and Privateer Press. The story is set in Privateer Press’ Iron Kingdoms setting, “A place where steam power and gunpowder meet sword and sorcery.” For those unfamiliar with… Continue Reading “Sacrilege & Skorne – My Latest Privateer Press Publication”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Further Consideration Letter

In previous posts in this series, I’ve covered common types of rejection letters (at least the ones that are common to me), but there are others letters out there a writer might receive, strange hybrids that are neither all rejection nor all acceptance. These… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Further Consideration Letter”

Ranks of the Rejected: Richard Lee Byers

This time on Ranks of the Rejected, I spoke with veteran fantasy and horror author Richard Lee Byers. I was lucky enough to work with Richard on a number of projects when I was acquisitions editor at Skull Island eXpeditions, and it was a… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Richard Lee Byers”

Real-Time Rejection: The Third Rejection of “Story X”

The hits just keep on coming! “Story X” has received its third rejection letter, and here it is: Thanks for submitting “Story X,” but I’m going to pass on it. It didn’t quite work for me, I’m afraid. Best of luck to you placing… Continue Reading “Real-Time Rejection: The Third Rejection of “Story X””

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Acceptance Letter

Rejectomancy Points + 10 (What’s this?) Imagine, if you will, a writer of dubious talent opening his email and finding a subject line that looks something like this: RE [Awesome Stories of Awesomeness] Aeryn’s Awesome Story. The author sees this email and thinks, “Great, another… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Acceptance Letter”

Ranks of the Rejected: Gabrielle Harbowy

In this episode of the Ranks of the Rejected, we’re going to turn the tables and—Gasp!—talk to an editor. Gabrielle Harbowy is the managing editor at Dragon Moon Press, submissions editor for Apex Magazine, and copyeditor for Pyr, Circlet Press, and other publishers of… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Gabrielle Harbowy”

Ranks of the Rejected: Rose Blackthorn

Welcome to the next installment of Ranks of the Rejected, where I interview working authors and ask them to bare their literary wounds for your amusement and edification. Make sure and check out the links to these writers’ works and websites. I guarantee you… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Rose Blackthorn”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Personal Rejection

Ah, the personal rejection letter, that faint beacon of hope in the black abyss of form rejection hell. The personal rejection letter includes a small note from the editor, in his or her own words, that is positive or encouraging. It’s more sincere than a… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Personal Rejection”

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