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New Stories out in August 2021

| September 7, 2021

I had three new stories out in August this year! The first is “Gratitude,” in Silver Blade. This is my tribute to “Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should” from Jurassic Park. In this case? Velociraptor street cleaners trying to learn about emotions. It’s […]

August 2021 Recap!

| September 2, 2021

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 173 Acceptances received: 7 Rejections received: 100 (+5) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 74 New Submissions: 8 Stories out at the end of the month: 142 August was a FANTASTIC month for acceptances–in fact, seven is the most acceptances I’ve had in a single month […]

Fun for Friday: August 2021 Writing Prompts!

| July 30, 2021

It’s the end of July, so it’s time for the August 2021 writing prompts! The words this month come from all over the place, but there are quite a few summer words tossed in to suit the month. You can focus your writing on the dog days of summer or on the fleeting freedom before […]

August 2020 Recap

| September 3, 2020

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 114 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 46 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 28 New Submissions: 29 Stories out at the end of the month: 123 This month was a little slow on the resubmissions front, but I submitted a ton of new poetry and a […]

Fun for Friday: August 2020 Writing Prompts

| July 31, 2020

Even though time feels somewhat meaningless, with all of the days running into one another, only differentiated by weekends, another month has passed. July is wrapping up today, which means it’s time for the August 2020 prompts! This month, the words are generally random, with a few seasonal words tossed in for good measure. I’m […]

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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 150 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 109 Stories withdrawn: 7 (+1) Resubmissions: 106 New Submissions: 10 Stories out at the end of the month: 146 The numbers are all over the place this month.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 […]

Fun For Friday: August 2019 Writing Prompts

| July 26, 2019

It’s nearly August, so it’s time for the August writing prompts! I’m doing something a little different this month–three words for every day! The third column of words contains the prompts I posted last August, while the other two come from other sources. I’m doing a writing challenge in August, and my plan is to […]