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January 2022 Publications

| February 10, 2022

Already this year, I’ve had five things published–four stories and a poem! “Good to the Last Drop” is a microfiction piece that appeared in the January issue of The Antihumanist. It’s a darkly humorous story about coffee and space travel. My poem, “Slime, or Primordial Ooze?” was published in the January issue of Star*Line. This […]

January 2022 Recap

| February 3, 2022

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 146 Acceptances received: 5 Rejections received: 80 (+13) (+1) Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 78 New Submissions: 6 Stories out at the end of the month: 129 This was a good month for writing new things and getting acceptances! I don’t have contracts for most […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, January 2022

| January 12, 2022

Reading: I’m in a weird place between having read a bunch of books over the holidays (with travel and whatnot) and not having picked up anything new yet. So at the moment, I’m not reading anything. And it’s weird. Maybe I can tackle some of my graphic novels finally! Watching: We finished Hawkeye, and we started […]

January 2022 Writing Prompts

| December 31, 2021

Tomorrow begins a new year, which is also a great time to take on a new writing challenge! This month, I’ve got some words derived from a couple of non-thematic lists I found, mixed in with some totally random words. So you may discern some themes from day to day, but hopefully the inclusion of […]

January 2021 Recap

| February 2, 2021

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 216 Acceptances received: 4 Rejections received: 106 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 83 New Submissions: 4 Stories out at the end of the month: 192 I’ve continued keeping stories in circulation as best as I can, though I feel like this month was a little […]

Fun for Friday: January 2021 Writing Prompts!

| January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! With a new year comes a new month, which means writing prompts for the first month of 2021. This month’s prompts are fairly random, with a few winter and New Years words tucked in there! Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day of a new […]

January 2020 Recap

| February 4, 2020

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 169 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 115 Stories withdrawn: 0 (+5) Resubmissions: 109 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 159 New year, and we’re racking up the submissions already! I had three acceptances shake out of January, two from […]

Fun for Friday: January 2020 Writing Prompts!

| December 27, 2019

2019 is coming to a close, so it’s time for the January 2020 writing prompts! Most of the words for this month are themed to the season, but there are also a good handful of really random things, so that you can have some non-seasonal prompts! You could also integrate the photo I’ve included with […]

Fun for Friday: January Writing Prompts

| December 29, 2017

Starting today, I’m going to be creating my own writing prompt lists for each month! Here’s the first for 2018–January Writing Prompts! This month, I’ve got things about the new year, winter, social justice and government, and words that can be made from the word “January”. But you can take these prompts in whatever direction […]