Tag: Submissions

Further Considering Acceptance Rates

I recently received a further consideration/hold letter from an excellent pro market. This is my third story to make it through a first reader and be recommended to one of the editors for further review. Now, it can be hard to quantify exactly what… Continue Reading “Further Considering Acceptance Rates”

Swings & Misses IV: Revenge of the Rejection Streak

Submitting short stories to genre and lit magazines is a process that can be, uh, well, let’s just say discouraging. Why? Because rejections are inevitable, multiple rejections for the same story are expected, and even two or three rejections in the same day are… Continue Reading “Swings & Misses IV: Revenge of the Rejection Streak”

Submission Statement: May 2022

May is in the books, and here’s how I did.  May 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 7 No Response: 1 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Well, as you can see, I was not particularly productive in May on the shot… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22

Well, I am more than a little behind here, so let’s catch up. Three weeks of writerly doings all at once. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author James Lee Burke “Every rejection is an incremental payment on your dues that in… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22”

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”

Good, but Not Good Enough

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is talent. Specifically, writing talent (obvs). A lot of this comes down to my specific version of impostor syndrome, which says, “Yeah, you’re good, but you’re not good enough.” Impostor syndrome is a real asshole, huh?… Continue Reading “Good, but Not Good Enough”

Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22

Two more weeks of writing. Let’s dive in. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author Allegra Goodman. “Know your literary tradition, savor it, steal from it, but when you sit down to write, forget about worshiping greatness and fetishizing masterpieces.”  —Allegra Goodman… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22”

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”

Submission Statement: March 2022

March was a pretty good month in submission land. Here’s how it went down. March 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Like I said, pretty good month. Eleven submissions puts me at 27 (the 28th… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: March 2022”

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