Tag: Submissions

A Week of Writing: 5/11/20 to 5/17/20

Another week of writing in the books. Here’s how it all went down. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from Douglas Adams. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to…

A Week of Writing: 5/4/20 to 5/10/20

A day late on this past week of writing, but here’s how I did. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from Kurt Vonnegut. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” — Kurt Vonnegut I…

A Week of Writing: 4/27/20 to 5/3/20

Another week of writing in the books. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from Andy Warhol. Don’t think about making art, just get it done. –Andy Warhol It’s rare you find a quote that perfectly encapsulates your writing…

Submission Statement: April 2020

Okay, let’s get accountable again. Here’s a breakdown of my submission endeavors for April. April 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 3 Pretty good month, really. I’m a tad off my pace of 100 subs for the year, but…

A Week of Writing: 4/20/20 to 4/26/20

Happy Monday, everybody. One more week of writing in the books, and here’s how I did. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from New York Times Best Selling author Cheryl Strayed. “Writing is always full of self-doubt, but the first book [Torch] is…

1 Publisher, 17 Submissions, 5 Letters

When you submit stories to publishers you can expect a wide variety of letters in response. You’ve got the various flavors of rejection letter (form, higher-tier, personal, etc.), informative notices like further-consideration and shortlist letters, and, of course, the king of all responses, the…

A Week of Writing: 4/13/20 to 4/19/20

I’m settling in, writing more frequently, and my days now resemble something like my old routine. Time to dust off the weekly update posts. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from Stephen King. “I believe the first draft of a book — even…

50 Published Stories: What Have I Learned?

I recently sold my 50th story since I started submitting through Duotrope, and because I like stats and data I went back and looked at those 50 stories to see if I could glean any rejectomantic information. Turns out, there are some interesting tidbits…

Aeryn’s Archives: Roll Credits

Today on Aeryn’s Archives I’m doing something a little different. Instead of looking at a single piece of work I published, we’re gonna look at, uh, all of them. Some of you may have noticed the professional credits page on the blog, but it’s…

That New Story Smell

I recently finished a short story, one I really like. After letting my critique partners work it over, I revised the piece, shaved off 500 words, and now I’ll start submitting it. What I want to talk about in this post is the wonderful,…

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