Tag: rejection

A Week of Writing: 7/12/21 to 7/18/21

Midway through July. Here are all my writing endeavors for the week, warts and all. 🙂 Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from William Zinsser. “I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 7/12/21 to 7/18/21”

The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Revise Rejection

This is the first in a series of posts that will explore the strange and wondrous powers available to rejectomancers. If you’re unfamiliar with the path of the rejectomancer, just click this link and get acquainted. Like the rejectomancer “class” they’re designed for, the… Continue Reading “The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Revise Rejection”

Submission Statement: June 2021

Halfway through 2021 and here’s how I’m doing. June 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 7 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 3 Further Consideration: 1 Eleven submissions is pretty damn good, and I’m up to 54 for the year. That’s an average of 9 per… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2021”

Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review

It’s been awhile since I did an acceptance rate post (2019 my post history tells me), and now that Duotrope has some additional accounting tools, I can figure those numbers more accurately than ever. (All you have to do is hit a button, and… Continue Reading “Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review”

A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21

Three weeks of June gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Anthony Trollope. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. – Anthony Trollope I like this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21”

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”

A Week of Writing: 5/10/21 to 5/16/21

Another week in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote is one I’ve used before, but it’s a fun one, so I’m going to use it again. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/10/21 to 5/16/21”

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”

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