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July 2021 Recap

| August 3, 2021

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 150 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 94 (+1) (+4) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 114 New Submissions: 6 Stories out at the end of the month: 173 Slight ramp up of submissions this month, even though it was a little slow on the rejection front. […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, July 2021 Edition

| July 7, 2021

Reading: Aside from books for reviews, I’ve been poking at some H. P. Lovecraft fiction and related materials. I read “The Colour Out of Space” because a friend had referenced it and I thought it might work to reference it in a story I’m planning. Having never read Lovecraft before, my reactions to it were, […]

Fun for Friday: July 2021 Writing Prompts

| June 25, 2021

July is still a few days away, but today’s the day to get your fresh writing prompts for the next month! It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, so we’ve got some July-inspired words, but also a lot of fairly random words. As always, I’ve tried to include some that have more than one potential meaning, […]

July 2020 Recap

| August 6, 2020

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 102 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 43 Stories withdrawn: 1 (+2) Resubmissions: 62 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 114 Some reasonable numbers this month in terms of resubmissions! Also, this month was good for acceptances! I’ve signed the […]

Fun for Friday: July 2020 Writing Prompts

| June 26, 2020

In the northern hemisphere, we’re headed toward summer, with many locales already seeing summer temperatures. In the meantime, I’m sure the southern hemisphere is getting well into winter (though I know fewer people there commenting on the weather). For July, I’ve got prompts about summer, but also some drawn from various July art challenges and […]

Things I’m Looking Forward to in July

| May 27, 2020

It looks like we may be spending a lot of time at home this summer, without the big summer movie blockbusters that we’re used to. But there are still three major media things coming in July that I am super excited about. On July 3rd,┬áHamilton will be on Disney+. It’s the original Broadway cast, filmed. […]

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

Fun for Friday: July 2019 Writing Prompts

| June 28, 2019

It’s nearly July, so it’s time for the July writing prompts! I’m really loving what the random word generator gives me, so here are some more randomly selected words. Use them for a story, poem, or other creative idea! Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day of a […]