Tag: Rejectomancy

The Final Round Form Rejection

It’s been a while since I posted about a new type of rejection letter, mostly because I’ve already written about every type of rejection under the sun. Well, as it turns out, not quite. The rejection letter I want to talk about today is… Continue Reading “The Final Round Form Rejection”

A Week of Writing: 5/28/18 to 6/3/18

New month, new week, more writing and whatnot. The Novel I’m about 20,000 words into my first read-through of my horror novel, Late Risers. I let it sit for almost three weeks before I jumped in, and, as expected, my reactions range from “this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/28/18 to 6/3/18”

Submission Statement: May 2018

Well, May was certainly an active month, though not as successful as March and April. Here’s how I did. May 2018 Report Card Submissions Sent: 14 Rejections: 12 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 Other: 1 Fourteen submissions in May. That’s solid, and I’ve got sixty… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2018”

A Week of Writing: 5/21/18 to 5/27/18

Running a little behind this week with the holiday weekend and whatnot, but I’m back on track again. Here’s what I accomplished for the week. The Novel So, I had hoped to be neck-deep in my first round of revisions by this point, but… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/21/18 to 5/27/18”

New Author Starter Kit – Acceptance Prep

Last week, I listed six things you need before you send out those first submissions in New Author Starter Kit – Submission Prep. Today, I’ve put together a few things you’ll need when one of those submissions is accepted for publication. From (much) experience… Continue Reading “New Author Starter Kit – Acceptance Prep”

A Week of Writing: 5/14/18 to 5/20/18

Another week of writing gone by. Lots of business as usual and one fairly momentous accomplishment. Here are the details. The Novel The first draft is done. The novelĀ is an actual thing that exists somewhere other than my head. There’s still a lot of… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/14/18 to 5/20/18”

New Author Starter Kit – Submission Prep

If you’re a new author and you want to submit your work to magazines, literary journals, anthologies, contests, and the like, it can seem a daunting process. I mean, where do you submit? How do you submit? A lot of us simply learned by… Continue Reading “New Author Starter Kit – Submission Prep”

A Week of Writing: 5/7/18 to 5/13/18

And the second week of May is in the books. Less progress than I would have liked, but, in all, positive yardage. Here’s how I did. The Novel The novel I’m currently working on is the fourth I’ve written in the last three years.… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/7/18 to 5/13/18”

Submission Protocol: The Unsolicited Rewrite

Here’s a scenario for you. You receive a very encouraging personal rejection from a publisher, where the editor says something like, “Hey, good story. We’re going to pass, but we think you might consider improving the story by changing X and revising Y.” If… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: The Unsolicited Rewrite”

A Week of Writing: 4/30/18 to 5/6/18

Another week of writing come to a close. Got some novel writin’ done, some short stories spruced up, a bunch of submission sent, a pile of rejections received, and even a publication to crow about. Have a look. The Novel Well, I was hoping… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/30/18 to 5/6/18”

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