Tag: Flash Fiction

Submission Statement: August 2020

August has come and gone, and here’s how I did submission-wise. August 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 2 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 Pretty good month. Eight submissions is solid output, and though I still have some work to do to hit my… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: August 2020”

A Week of Writing: 8/24/20 to 8/30/20

Okay, gonna try and get back on track with these updates. Here’s last week’s writerly endeavors. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from one of my favorite books about the craft, Stephen King’s On Writing. “In the spring of my senior year at… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/24/20 to 8/30/20”

One-Hour Flash: What’s It Good For?

If you follow my blog, you’ve probably heard me talk about writing one-hour flash fiction. It’s something I do every other week in a group writing exercise and friendly competition, and, I shit you not, it’s one of the “secrets” to my publishing success.… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: What’s It Good For?”

Hard Drive Deep Dive

The subject of unearthing forgotten stories from your hard drive came up on Twitter yesterday (Thanks, Marcus!), and it prompted me to go to my hard drive (and an external one I use as backup) and see what might be lurking there. Well, in… Continue Reading “Hard Drive Deep Dive”

Submission Protocol: Lengthwise

I’ve been writing this blog since 2015. In that time I’ve dispensed a lot of advice on how to handle the various aspects of submitting a story, usually in a series called Submission Protocol. In the last five years, however, my understanding of the… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: Lengthwise”

How Long Does It Take to Sell a Story?

From first submission to glorious acceptance, how long, on average, does it take to sell a short story? The answer, of course, is dependent on a lot of factors, not the least of which is the author submitting the story. Since the only author… Continue Reading “How Long Does It Take to Sell a Story?”

Submission Statement: May 2020

Another month of submissions. Here’s a breakdown of my short story endeavors for May. April 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 4 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Very good month. Eleven submissions in May gives me forty-three for the year and puts me back… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2020”

Writing Prompts: Stirring or Stifling?

These days it’s not uncommon for writers to use a prompt of some kind to get the ol’ creative juices flowing. It’s often part of a writing exercise, but sometimes it’s an element of a writing contest or even a short story submission. But… Continue Reading “Writing Prompts: Stirring or Stifling?”

Submission Statement: April 2020

Okay, let’s get accountable again. Here’s a breakdown of my submission endeavors for April. April 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 3 Pretty good month, really. I’m a tad off my pace of 100 subs for the year, but… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: April 2020”

50 Published Stories: What Have I Learned?

I recently sold my 50th story since I started submitting through Duotrope, and because I like stats and data I went back and looked at those 50 stories to see if I could glean any rejectomantic information. Turns out, there are some interesting tidbits… Continue Reading “50 Published Stories: What Have I Learned?”

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