Tag: Novella

Submission Statement: June 2022

June has come and gone, and it was one of the better months of the year for short stories. June 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 1 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 1 Like May, June was not a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2022”

Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella

Way back in August of last year, I was joking with my wife about writing a baseball monster story featuring a certain type of monster. I offered the title Effectively Wild as a haha-isn’t-that-funny and got the appropriate eyeroll. Well, friends, that slightly silly idea… Continue Reading “Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella”

The Way I Write Part 5: Novels & Stuff

I’ve explored my writing as it’s developed these past twenty years through a series of posts titled The Way I Write. I largely used the Flesch-Kincaid readability scores to get an idea of how my work has progressed over the years. Basically, I went… Continue Reading “The Way I Write Part 5: Novels & Stuff”

Weeks of Writing: 8/23/21 to 9/5/21

A couple of fairly productive weeks. Here’s the score. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Michael Crichton. “Books aren’t written- they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 8/23/21 to 9/5/21”

A Week of Writing: 8/9/21 to 8/15/21

Another week gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from one my favorite sci-fi writers Joe Haldeman. “I think any writer keeps going back to some basic theme. Sometimes it’s autobiographical. I guess it usually is.” —Joe… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/9/21 to 8/15/21”

Works in Progress: How Many Is Too Many?

I often go hunting for quotes from authors about writing, usually for my weekly writing update posts. I recently stumbled across the following quote from novelist Philip Roth, and I really dig it. He said: “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” -Philip… Continue Reading “Works in Progress: How Many Is Too Many?”

The Long View II: Genre Markets for Novelettes & Novellas

A couple of years ago I wrote a post called The Long View: Genre Markets for Novelettes & Novellas, and it turned out to be one of my more popular posts. Guess there are a lot of folks writing at that length. Anyway, in that… Continue Reading “The Long View II: Genre Markets for Novelettes & Novellas”

The Long View: Genre Markets for Novelettes & Novellas

If you regularly submit short stories to genre markets, you’ve no doubt learned the longer your story the fewer publishers who will accept it. This post isn’t meant be a condemnation of longer stories, but it is beneficial to understand where many genre markets stand on novelettes and novellas. I’m going to… Continue Reading “The Long View: Genre Markets for Novelettes & Novellas”

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