Tag: Rejection Letters

The First 500 Rejections: An Analysis

Earlier this week, I collected my 500th rejection since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope. It took me almost ten years to amass that many, and, well I’ve certainly learned a fair bit in that time. In this post, I’ll break down what 500… Continue Reading “The First 500 Rejections: An Analysis”

Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21

The final two weeks of November have come and gone. Here’s what I got up to, writing-wise. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Lawrence Block.  “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21”

100 Submissions: A Quick Look

This morning, I sent my 100th submission for 2021. This is a goal I set or myself each year, and I generally fall short, but 2021 has proven productive in this area, so here we are. In this blog post, I’ll give you a… Continue Reading “100 Submissions: A Quick Look”

Weeks of Writing: 9/27/21 to 10/18/21

Got a little behind on these, so here’s three-weeks of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote is comes from Carl Sandburg.  “Beware of advice–even this.”  – Carl Sandburg The writing world abounds with folks giving advice. Hell, I do it all… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 9/27/21 to 10/18/21”

Sim-Sub Stats: Response Times

Hey, let’s talk about simultaneous submissions again. Sim-subs are always a hot topic in writerly circles, but let’s start with a quick definition if you’re new to the ol’ submission game. A simultaneous submissions is simply when you send a story to two or… Continue Reading “Sim-Sub Stats: Response Times”

Submission Statement: September 2021

September is no more, but it was a good month in submission land. Let’s take a look. September 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 18 Rejections: 15 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 This might be the most subs I’ve ever sent in a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: September 2021”

600 Submissions: By the Numbers

Yesterday, I sent my 600th submission since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope, a period of roughly nine and a half years. I always take a deep dive into the numbers when I hit these little milestones, so that’s what we’re doing today. Here’s… Continue Reading “600 Submissions: By the Numbers”

A Week of Writing: 9/13/21 to 9/19/21

September is shaping up to be halfway decent month. Here’s week three. Words to Write By Another quote about revision. This one is from author Henry Green.  “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” ― Henry Green I’m at… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 9/13/21 to 9/19/21”

Submission Statement: August 2021

And there goes August. A better month than July, but just barely. August 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration: 1 I did manage a solid number of submissions in August, and 11 more gives me a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: August 2021”

Hold, Please: Further Considering the Short-List Letter

I’ve discussed the hold or further consideration letter a few times on the blog, but since I’ve received a bunch of them this year, I thought it was time to revisit. We’ll look at a couple of examples, what they may tell us, and… Continue Reading “Hold, Please: Further Considering the Short-List Letter”

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