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Fun for Friday: (Mer)May 2022 Prompts!

| April 29, 2022

It’s almost May (or, in the words of the meme, “It’s gonna be May”), and that means it’s time for MerMay! If you’re not familiar with MerMay, it’s an art challenge started by Tom Bancroft. Every day in May, artists are encouraged to use the prompts for a sketch, which they then post using hashtags […]

May 2021 Recap

| June 3, 2021

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 169 Acceptances received: 4 Rejections received: 102 (+4) Stories withdrawn: 11 Resubmissions: 92 New Submissions: 11 Stories out at the end of the month: 150 This month has been a very good one in terms of acceptances: I sold poems to Songs of Eretz and just […]

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

| May 5, 2021

Reading: Finishing up the last of the writing craft books, and then I get to launch into a bunch of books, most of which I bought for myself! Reviews for all of them, of course, but I’m a little excited to have been able to pick out a couple of books on my own! Watching: The […]

Fun for Friday: May 2021 Prompts

| April 30, 2021

May is Mermay in the art community, and I like to turn a lot of art prompts into writing prompts. So the first column of this month’s prompts are from the Mermay 2021 list. And while these words are geared toward inspiring artists to draw mermaids, you may come up with different ideas for your […]

May 2020 Recap

| June 4, 2020

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 136 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 63 (+3) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 61 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 129 My overall submission numbers seem small this month, but I also haven’t had a lot of rejections coming my […]

Fun for Friday: May 2020 Prompts

| May 1, 2020

This April flew past, and I can hardly believe it’s May now! So it’s time for another month’s prompts! This month, we’ve got a random assortment of words, some of which are themed toward May or spring. You can also use the image with this post, of trees  that have grown at an angle to […]