Tag: Rejection Letters

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”

A Week of Writing: 8/16/21 to 8/22/21

One more week in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By Another good one from Ray Bradbury. “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.” ― Ray Bradbury I don’t know if… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/16/21 to 8/22/21”

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”

Weeks of Writing: 7/26/21 to 8/8/21

A couple of productive weeks of writing and submitting. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Mark Twain. “It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.” —Mark Twain I think this quote is particularly important… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 7/26/21 to 8/8/21”

Submission Statement: July 2021

July has come and gone, and, uh, good riddance. Not my best month in submission land. July 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 2 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 2 Further Consideration: 0 Only 6 submissions in July, bringing my total to 60. Technically, that… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2021”

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