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December 2021 and Overall 2021 Recaps

| January 4, 2022

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 127 Acceptances received: 5 Rejections received: 54 (+2) Stories withdrawn: 2 Resubmissions: 87 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 146 December was a pretty good month for acceptances this year. I sold a short story, a piece of microfiction, […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, December 2021

| December 8, 2021

Reading: Books for reviews, mostly. Not as much as I’d like to be reading, either. Watching: We recently watched the new Dune movie and loved that. We also flew through the first season of The Witcher, and we’re looking forward to the second season. We’ve started on Hawkeye (I adore Kate Bishop so much!). And we’re watching the […]

Fun for Friday: December 2021 Writing Prompts

| November 26, 2021

December, and the end of the year, are creeping up on us! So it’s time for the December 2021 writing prompts. This month, I’ve got some wintery words, and I’ve also added a bunch of unusual words. Many of these are going to require looking them up to find out what they mean, though some […]

December 2020 and Overall 2020 Recaps

| January 4, 2021

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 199 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 95 Stories withdrawn: 2 (+3) Resubmissions: 112 New Submissions: 8 Stories out at the end of the month: 216 Another month with a whole lot of submissions (though fewer than last month). New submissions this month were again […]

Fun for Friday: December 2020 Writing Prompts

| November 27, 2020

It’s hard to believe we’re already creeping up on the beginning of December, as it feels to me that November just started! Nevertheless, here we are! With these prompts, the winter holidays are in full swing. I’ve tried to arrange the words for each date in interesting ways to suggest some themes. But it’s always […]

December 2019 and Overall 2019 Recaps!

| December 31, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 177 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 71 Stories withdrawn: 0 (+2) Resubmissions: 72 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 169 December was theoretically back to normal, though I was still juggling a lot of crochet and craft fairs. But […]

Fun for Friday: December 2019 Writing Prompts

| November 29, 2019

It’s time for the December 2019 writing prompts, which are a mix of random prompts with some themed prompts for December weather and events this month. Hopefully, they’ll provide some fun options for you. You could also integrate the photo I’ve included with this post as a part of your prompt. Leafless trees along a […]