Tag: rejection

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 Submissions Sent: 83 Accepted: 14 Rejected: 61 Withdrawn: 6 No Response: 2 Accept %: 15.2/17.1 My goal is always… Continue Reading “2022 Writing Rearview Review”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

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”

Swings & Misses IV: Revenge of the Rejection Streak

Submitting short stories to genre and lit magazines is a process that can be, uh, well, let’s just say discouraging. Why? Because rejections are inevitable, multiple rejections for the same story are expected, and even two or three rejections in the same day are… Continue Reading “Swings & Misses IV: Revenge of the Rejection Streak”

Submission Statement: May 2022

May is in the books, and here’s how I did.  May 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 7 No Response: 1 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Well, as you can see, I was not particularly productive in May on the shot… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2022”

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