Tag: rejection

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”

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”

Submission Statement: July 2020

Little late with this one, but here’re my July submission endeavors. July 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 More rejections than submissions is indicative of a not-so-stellar month. The four submission in July puts me behind the eight-ball… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2020”

Rejection Reflection: Is This Market for Me?

One of the toughest questions writers sometimes ask themselves is if a particular publisher is a good market for their work. When the form rejections pile up, you begin to wonder if maybe they just aren’t into your style, voice, tone, etc. That’s entirely… Continue Reading “Rejection Reflection: Is This Market for Me?”

Flash Fiction or Short Stories: Which Is Rejected More?

A little over a month ago, I published a post called How Long Does It Take to Sell a Story? In that post I charted out how long it took me in days to sell some of my published flash fiction and short stories.… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction or Short Stories: Which Is Rejected More?”

Weeks of Writing: 7/6/20 to 7/26/20

Way, way behind on these, but here are my writing endeavors for the past three weeks. Words to Write By This week’s quote is from Stephen King. I’ve used this one before, but it’s one of my favorites, so I’m using it again. 🙂… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 7/6/20 to 7/26/20”

Rejection Letter Roundup: The Rejectance

Yeah, I know. Rejectance isn’t a word (well not a proper one, anyway), but as you might have suspected, it’s a portmanteau of rejection and acceptance. So, how do you get a rejection and an acceptance at the same time? Let me show you.… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Roundup: The Rejectance”

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