Tag: rejection

Submission Statement: April 2022

Not gonna lie, April was a tough month. Read all the gory details below. 🙂 April 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 9 Rejections: 10 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Any month where the number of rejections eclipses the number of submissions is… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: April 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22

Another catch-up post, so here’s a few weeks of writing in one go. Words to Write By Today, I don’t have a quote, but more a comment about a type of quote I was unable to find. I searched for quite a while for… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22”

Rejection: It’s Not Personal

If you’re a writer who submits fiction on the regular, you’ve undoubtedly had someone tell you rejections aren’t personal. Hell, that person might have even been me! For the most part this is true, and in this post we’re going to discuss why it… Continue Reading “Rejection: It’s Not Personal”

A Week of Writing: 3/21/22 to 3/27/22

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Jodi Picoult. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”‒ Jodi Picoult. This is a pretty straightforward quote, and I’m sure I’ve… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/21/22 to 3/27/22”

A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went down. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Zadie Smith. “It’s such a confidence trick, writing a novel. The main person you have to trick into confidence is yourself. This is hard to do… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222”

From Draft to Acceptance: One Story’s Journey

I often talk about rejection on this blog. I mean, hell, it’s called rejectomancy, but I think acceptances can shed some light on how we as authors can and should deal with rejection. So lets look at the path one of my stories took from… Continue Reading “From Draft to Acceptance: One Story’s Journey”

Weeks of Writing: 1/31/22 to 2/13/22

Let’s do some weekly writerly catch-up. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from E.B White.  “It is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is common in all writing and among the… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/31/22 to 2/13/22”

The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions

Hey, folks, short update today. I just want to highlight my new Q&A column, THE REJECTONOMICON, over at Dark Matter Magazine and invite you to submit questions about submissions, rejections, and writing in general. The first article is up already, and we’ll be doing these… Continue Reading “The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions”

Submission Statement: January 2022

The first month of the 2022 is in the books, and it was a good one. January 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 8 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 2 January was an all-around good month, and a great way to kick… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: January 2022”

Submit or Surrender? A Tale of Three Publishers

A popular topic in writerly circles is if and when a writer should give up on a market after multiple rejections. The idea being that if an editor rejects you a certain number of times, it’s likely they are not interested in your work… Continue Reading “Submit or Surrender? A Tale of Three Publishers”

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