Tag: Submissions

Night Walk Wednesday: Do Me a Favor

Welcome to the next installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is the comedy/horror mashup “Do Me a Favor.” How it Started… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Do Me a Favor”

A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21

First week of April and I’ve got good writing news to report. Words to Write By This week’s quote is one I’ve used before, but I like it, so I’m gonna use it again. 🙂 “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21”

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”

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”

Submission Protocol: New Story Strategy

I recently finished a new short story, and what I like to do before a send a shiny new word baby out on its first submission is strategize a bit to make sure I’m maximizing my submission efforts. I do this by looking at… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: New Story Strategy”

Night Walk Wednesday: The Big Picture

Hey, folks, this will be the first post in a series where I discuss the stories in my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths, which will be published by The Molotov Cocktail on 4/22/21. What I aim to do with… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Big Picture”

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”

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