Tag: Rejection Letters

100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It

I’m a goal-oriented person, and I like to set fairly difficult goals for myself. One of those goals is 100 short story submissions per year, which I’ve been aiming at it for the last five years straight. Let me tell you a little about… Continue Reading “100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It”

A Week of Writing: 5/31/21 to 6/6/21

First week of June has come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week it’s another nugget of wisdom from Stephen King. “Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.” ― Stephen King I’m currently writing a novella… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/31/21 to 6/6/21”

Submission Statement: May 2021

And May is in the books. Here’s how I did. May 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 10 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 Further Consideration: 0 Ten submissions is a good month, and May’s numbers give me 43 for the year. That breaks down… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2021”

Multiple Rejections in a Single Day?! Why & What To Do

Well, here’s a topic I haven’t discussed in over five years, which is weird because I certainly have had occasion to discuss it many times. Recently, in fact. I’m talking about the multi-rejection day. That moment when the stars align and rejections rain down from the… Continue Reading “Multiple Rejections in a Single Day?! Why & What To Do”

A Week of Writing: 5/17/21 to 5/23/21

Another week gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from W.H. Auden. “Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” – W.H. Auden I often see… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/17/21 to 5/23/21”

Night Walk Wednesday: Small Evil

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s tale is “Small Evil.” How it Started If you’ve read previous installments in this series, you can… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Small Evil”

Weeks of Writing: 4/26/21 to 5/9/21

Catching up the last two weeks of winterly endeavors. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ray Bradbury. “Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/26/21 to 5/9/21”

Submission Statement: April 2021

April is a wrap. Here’s how I did. April 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 3 Further Consideration: 0 I would have liked to have sent a few more submissions in April, but six ain’t too bad, and I… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: April 2021”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection

Been a while since I talked about the specific types of rejections a writer might receive, but here’s one that falls into kind of a unique category: the reprint rejection. It’s unique because it’s a story you know at least one editor/publisher liked enough… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection”

Night Walk Wednesday: The Night, Forever, and Us

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is “The Night, Forever, and Us.” How it Started For once, this story did NOT start… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Night, Forever, and Us”

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: