Tag: rejection

Submissions Statement: March 2021

And March is in the books. Here are the results. March 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 12 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 March was a good month in terms of the volume of submissions, but it marks the third month… Continue Reading “Submissions Statement: March 2021”

Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow

Welcome to the next installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I’ll talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. The first story we’re going to discuss is “Things That Grow.” How it Started… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow”

A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21

The final week of March has come and gone. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week it’s another quote from Elmore Leonard. “I don’t judge in my books. I don’t have to have the antagonist get shot or the protagonist… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21”

A Week of Writing: 3/15/21 to 3/21/21

Another productive week of writing. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ray Bradbury. “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”    – Ray Bradbury Since I’m still in the middle of a rejection streak… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/15/21 to 3/21/21”

Rejection Feedback: Love It or Leave It?

Personal rejections that include editorial feedback are a valuable part of selling your work, and they can tell you a lot about your story and the publisher. Such feedback can be an important element of revision or it can improve your submission targeting, but… Continue Reading “Rejection Feedback: Love It or Leave It?”

A Week of Writing: 3/8/21 to 3/14/21

Last week was equal parts productive and frustrating. Let me break it down for you. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Truman Capote. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote I like this quote, though of late… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/8/21 to 3/14/21”

Swings & Misses III: The Rejection Streak Strikes Back

Back in late 2017, I suffered the longest rejection streak of my writing career. If you’re interested, I covered that streak in a post titled Swings & Misses II: The Rejection Streak. Well, friends, I am currently working on the second-longest rejection streak in… Continue Reading “Swings & Misses III: The Rejection Streak Strikes Back”

Weeks of Writing: 2/22/21 to 3/7/21

A couple more weeks of writing come and gone. Check it out. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Joseph Heller. “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~ Joseph Heller I feel this one in my soul. Writing is rarely easy… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 2/22/21 to 3/7/21”

Submission Statement: February 2021

Another month come and gone. Here’s how I did. February 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 6 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 February was, well, not spectacular. I would have liked more submissions, fewer rejections, and, you know, maybe an acceptance.… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: February 2021”

Weeks of Writing: 1/25/21 to 2/7/21

Missed a week, but I’m back with a double dose of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Joyce Carol Oates. “The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates I think I… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/25/21 to 2/7/21”

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