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April 2019 Recap

Red Dalek on the left and teenage girl on the right

Our niece got to meet the Daleks at Norwescon! She was so happy!

By the numbers:
Stories out at the beginning of the month: 58
Acceptances received: 0
Rejections received: 44 (+2)
Stories withdrawn: 0
Resubmissions: 58
New Submissions: 7
Stories out at the end of the month: 74

April was a busy month on the submission front. No new acceptances, but I had a lot of pieces circulating. The increase in resubmissions over rejections is because I’ve got a bunch of poems that are simultaneously submitted to multiple markets (which is allowed in the poetry world). The +2 on the rejections are for one market that closed and a story that received a revision request (which I haven’t had time to do yet).

The one acceptance from last month that I haven’t announced yet is that my story “Fixer-Upper” will appear in volume 6 of the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide from Dreaming Robot Press. This will be the fourth time I’ve had a story in this annual anthology, and I’m ecstatic about it! The story won’t be out until December, so stay tuned for more on that!

I finished revising Brass & Glass 3 and sent that back to my editors. I didn’t make as much progress as I’d hoped on Wasteland (which is getting a new title eventually), and I’ve been a bit stalled on it in general, full of doubts about whether I still like it or not. But I’m hoping to push forward and get it done.

For shorter pieces, I finished bat and goblin, revised my four poems, and wrote a flash piece (codename “farmer”). I also finished the first draft of yokai (and just started revising that on Monday) and started on skeleton. I’ve backburnered swan (again), and instead got started on a new piece (codename “rock”).

In May, I need to:

  • Finish Wasteland edits
  • Outline my Lady Huntsman book
  • Write a poem and a couple of pieces of flash
  • Revise yokai
  • Finish writing and then revise skeleton
  • Write rock and rats
  • Start alien
  • Review 2 or 3 books

May is considerably less busy than April was, with just one brief convention I’m vending at, and then mostly just the usual slate of gaming and writing.

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