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November 2016 recap

| December 5, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 12 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 12 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 Really tidy numbers this month. I had one story that I withdrew from a potential market after no response in almost […]

October 2016 recap

| November 8, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 8 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 9 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 My recap this month has been delayed because we’ve just returned from our usual long November weekend of gaming and hanging out with friends […]

Untethered Authors Disclose Their Story Inspirations for the Anthology (two involve Clippy!)

| October 17, 2016

Where do authors get their story ideas, anyway? In honor of the book release for Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology, four authors divulge their inspirations. Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology is a fictional collection of twenty stories about the intersection of magic and tech, so real life phone interaction must have meant something, right? Maybe. […]

September 2016 recap

| September 30, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 21 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 19 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 The numbers for September are really clean and easy. No acceptance, but I did finish a new story (rain) and get that out […]

August 2016 recap

| August 31, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 23 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 17 Stories withdrawn: 0 (2) Resubmissions: 17 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 August’s submissions look about right to me. I had a photograph that I submitted as part of the 31/31 writing challenge accepted, so […]

“Miasma” at Liquid Imagination

| August 30, 2016

My short story, “Miasma,” has just been reprinted by Liquid Imagination, along with a super creepy piece of artwork! This is a reprinted story that originally appeared in NonBinary Review in their King in Yellow issue. Oddly, I have a couple other King in Yellow stories or other projects in the works right now, or nearby […]

July 2016 recap

| August 2, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 20 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 19 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 23 This month has mainly been about keeping stories moving–a rejection comes in, back out that story goes. I did have one […]

The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby now available!

| July 12, 2016

If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you might recognize the protagonists of my new novella, just out today! The Marsh sisters, who debuted in my very first published short story, “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” are back in action in The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby! From the book: “Chrysanthemum and Marigold […]

June 2016 recap

| June 30, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 14 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 20 (My numbers seem off, but I can’t figure out why right now.) June wound up being a strange month, in which I didn’t […]

“A Dark Place” reprinted in Disturbed Digest

| June 15, 2016

I’m happy to announce that my story, “A Dark Place,” which was originally published at Fictionvale, is now available in the June 2016 issue of Disturbed Digest. This is the second of my stories that have been reprinted by Alban Lake Publishing, and I was really pleased with how nice the print version looked! Can’t wait […]