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May 2016 recap

By the numbers:
Stories out at the beginning of the month: 20
Acceptances received: 1
Rejections received: 13
Stories withdrawn: 0
Resubmissions: 15
New Submissions: 0
Stories out at the end of the month: 22

Well, I didn’t get as much done in May as I had hoped, in part because I spent a week in Kansas City for work, and got very little done in the evenings. I’m still working on finishing up “rain.” And I’ve had to back-burner “blues” because I was invited to submit a story for a small anthology that has a due date in August. But I did get my revisions mostly done on my middle reader book, and we just started on the final read-through yesterday. I’m hoping to finish that up over the next couple of weeks, hopefully with an eye toward having it out in time for an event we’re attending in mid-June (edit: July)!

We’ve also been working on Fitting In, which is the third anthology from DefCon One/Mad Scientist Journal. We’re in the editing stage currently, which is tons of work for me. But we’re on target, and chugging along quite nicely with that. I’ll be finishing up my edits in the next couple of weeks, and then hand it off to Jeremy and Matt for layout.

For my other June projects, I’m planning to finish up the first draft of “rain,” and start in on my story for the anthology invitation (codename: NYE). In addition, I’m working on an interesting epistolary serial novel that I’m planning to publish through Channillo. Channillo is a subscription-based platform, where readers pay a monthly fee in order to read a number of series. I’ve currently got Sparx and Arrows on that site, with a story appearing every two weeks for my subscribers. (Jeremy’s first novel, Kensei, is also available at Channillo, with a new chapter appearing weekly.) For my new series, which I’ve just started writing, I plan to post about 500 words in each installment, 3 times a week. With my current outline, this will end up being about 43,500 words over the course of the next several months.

Also, you might have noticed the acceptance above, and I’m pleased to say that it was a very quick turn-around from submission to acceptance to publication. “Donning the Helm,” which originally appeared in In Situ in 2011, has found a new home at 87 Bedford!

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