Tag: Rejection Letters

Weeks of Writing: 9/14/20 to 10/11/20

I’m a month behind, so this’ll be four weeks of writing. 🙂 Words to Write By Here’s one from author Richard Bach. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” —Richard Bach I really like this quote for the bit about not quitting.… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 9/14/20 to 10/11/20”

The First 500 Submissions

Recently, I sent my 500th submission since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope. It took me roughly eight years to amass this many, though the bulk of them have come in the last four years or so. Anyway, it’s a big milestone, so I… Continue Reading “The First 500 Submissions”

A Bad Request? 400 Rejections

Today I received my 400th rejection since I started tracking my submissions through Duotrope. Yeah, I received a few pre-Duotrope, in what amounts to my literary Dark Ages, but those rejections are lost to the sands of time and ancient Hotmail accounts, so we’ll… Continue Reading “A Bad Request? 400 Rejections”

Submission Statement: September 2020

September is in the books, and here’s how I did. September 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 6 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 1 A solid month, and almost identical to August’s tally. The 8 submissions in September give me 67 for… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: September 2020”

Form Letters: More Than Just No?

I’ve covered the topic of form letters a fair bit on this blog, generally focusing on form rejections, which are by far the most common. But form letters come in all shapes and sizes and can communicate a lot more than “we’re not publishing… Continue Reading “Form Letters: More Than Just No?”

A Week of Writing: 9/7/20 to 9/13/20

One more week of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote once again comes from Stephen King. “Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written. —Stephen King I know, I know. I use Stephen King a lot. In my… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 9/7/20 to 9/13/20”

A Week of Writing: 8/31/20 to 9/6/20

Another week, another writerly update. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Harper Lee. “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” —Harper Lee, WD To… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/31/20 to 9/6/20”

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”

Rejections from The Rejectomancy Review

Let’s have a little fun and pretend I’m the editor of a new genre magazine. We’ll call this imaginary publication The Rejectomancy Review. If I were to run this hypothetical publication, what kind of rejections letter would I send? What would they look like?… Continue Reading “Rejections from The Rejectomancy Review”

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