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October 2019 Recap

| November 5, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 164 Acceptances received: 4 (+5) Rejections received: 80 (+5) (+1) Stories withdrawn: 3 Resubmissions: 89 New Submissions: 5 Stories out at the end of the month: 163 October was a much more typical month than September was, in that I didn’t finish a whole […]

September 2019 Recap

| October 1, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 146 Acceptances received: 8 Rejections received: 81 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 82 New Submissions: 29 Stories out at the end of the month: 164 September was a busy month for acceptances, finishing new things, and getting things out the door. Surprisingly slow on the […]

August Poetry Challenge Recap

| September 19, 2019

The Write Like You’re Alive challenge is a month-long effort to create something every day of the month. I’ve done the challenge three times now, but this year was the first time I did it strictly with poetry. I didn’t end up writing a poem every day–there were a couple of weekends where I just […]

August 2019 Recap

| September 5, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 150 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 109 Stories withdrawn: 7 (+1) Resubmissions: 106 New Submissions: 10 Stories out at the end of the month: 146 The numbers are all over the place this month. First up: the acceptances! I’ve signed all three of those […]

July 2019 Recap

| August 6, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 101 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 73 Stories withdrawn: 5 (+1) Resubmissions: 128 New Submissions: 9 Stories out at the end of the month: 150 I had a huge number of submissions in July, and I finally received some acceptances to go with those! […]

Locus Weekend Recap!

| July 9, 2019

I spent the weekend at the end of June at the Locus weekend events, which was a fun time! I got to hear some great readings by Amal el-Mohtar (from┬áThis is How You Lose the Time War, which she co-wrote with Max Gladstone, and which I am super excited to read) and Connie Willis (from […]

June 2019 Recap

| July 2, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 87 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 56 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 68 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 101 Big numbers in submissions for June, though it wasn’t coupled with any acceptances. I’ve got a few pieces out right […]

May 2019 Recap

| June 4, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 74 Acceptances received: 4 Rejections received: 48 (+5) Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 68 New Submissions: 5 Stories out at the end of the month: 87 May was a HUGE month for submissions and acceptances. I received four acceptances, which is the most I’ve ever […]

April 2019 Recap

| May 2, 2019

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 […]

Norwescon Recap

| April 23, 2019

I spent the weekend at Norwescon, and for the first time in years, I was simply there as an attendee–no vendor’s room or author’s row table, not speaking on panels, and basically no obligations except as part of the Broad Universe reading. So I got to attend a bunch of panels and take some writing […]