Tag: Rejection Letters

Submission Statement: January 2023

Well, the first year of 2023 is in the books, and it wasn’t exactly a barn-burner. More on that in a bit. January 2023 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 5 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 3 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Withdrawals: 0 I… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: January 2023”

2022 Writing Rearview Review

Well, 2022 is in the books, and, as usual, I’ve put together a quick roundup of my writing endeavors and results for the past year. Submissions Sent: 83 Accepted: 14 Rejected: 61 Withdrawn: 6 No Response: 2 Accept %: 15.2/17.1 My goal is always… Continue Reading “2022 Writing Rearview Review”

The 700 Club (No, Not That One)

Recently, I sent my 700th short story submission. That number spans a period of ten years since I started tracking them religiously (hah!) on Duotrope. Whenever I hit a big milestone like this, I like to break down all numbers, get WAY too analytical… Continue Reading “The 700 Club (No, Not That One)”

Submission Statement: November 2022

November was a very slow month in submission land, but it wasn’t a total bust. November 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 3 Rejections: 2 No Response: 1 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Withdrawals: 1 Pretty terrible submission numbers despite the acceptance. November… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: November 2022”

Submission Statement: October 2022

October was another solid month. Details below. October 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 2 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Although I didn’t send as many submissions as I would have liked, I still managed to nab a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: October 2022”

Submission Statement: September 2022

September was a pretty good month on a number of fronts. September 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 9 Rejections: 6 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 2 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 I sent a solid number of submissions out in September. Those nine subs bring… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: September 2022”

The Awful Agony of Almost

I have reached a point in my writing career where the majority of short stories I write accumulate further consideration and close-but-no-cigar rejections from pro markets. I have three stories circulating at the moment, each with a minimum of three such rejections. In this… Continue Reading “The Awful Agony of Almost”

Submission Statement: August 2022

August was somewhat disappointing, mostly because I’ve fallen behind on my submission goal. August 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 7 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 2 More submissions than last month, though most of those went in the… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: August 2022”

Submission Statement: July 2022

July was another good month. The third quarter is definitely looking better than the first two. July 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 6 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Slightly better than last month, but five submissions in… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2022”

Charting Rejection Progression II

A few years ago, I posted the rejections I’d received from a pro market I’d been trying to crack from some time. The point of that post was to illustrate that rejections often indicate if you’re making progress with an editor/publisher and getting closer… Continue Reading “Charting Rejection Progression II”

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