Tag: Rejection Letters

Path To Publication: When Gods Walk

I recently had a story published with┬áRadon Journal┬ácalled “When Gods Walk”, and I thought it might be interesting to detail this story’s journey toward publication. It’s one of those pieces that’s been all over the place and, I think, it’s submission record illustrates the… Continue Reading “Path To Publication: When Gods Walk”

Tracking the Yes: Submission Records Deep Dive

Recently, as I was looking at submissions at Duotrope, it struck me how some of my submission records for various markets paint an interesting picture of how submissions and publications tend to work. Primarily, these records show how important it is to match up… Continue Reading “Tracking the Yes: Submission Records Deep Dive”

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 Submissions Sent: 83 Accepted: 14 Rejected: 61 Withdrawn: 6 No Response: 2 Accept %: 15.2/17.1 My goal is always… Continue Reading “2022 Writing Rearview Review”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”

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