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March 2020 Recap

| April 2, 2020

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 144 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 68 Stories withdrawn: 2 (+3) Resubmissions: 119 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 186 Rejections are even slower this past month than they were in February, and I’m not sure if that should […]

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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 177 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 71 Stories withdrawn: 0 (+2) Resubmissions: 72 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 169 December was theoretically back to normal, though I was still juggling a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

August Poetry Challenge Recap

| September 19, 2019

The Write Like You’re Alive challenge is a month-long effort to create something every day of the month. I’ve done the challenge three times now, but this year was the first time I did it strictly with poetry. I didn’t end up writing a poem every day–there were a couple of weekends where I just […]

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the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 150 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 109 Stories withdrawn: 7 (+1) Resubmissions: 106 New Submissions: 10 Stories out at the end of the month: 146 The numbers are all over the place this month.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

Locus Weekend Recap!

| July 9, 2019

I spent the weekend at the end of June at the Locus weekend events, which was a fun time! I got to hear some great readings by Amal el-Mohtar (from┬áThis is How You Lose the Time War, which she co-wrote with Max Gladstone, and which I am super excited to read) and Connie Willis (from […]

April 2019 Recap

| May 2, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 58 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 44 (+2) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 58 New Submissions: 7 Stories out at the end of the month: 74 April was a busy month on the submission front. No new acceptances, but I had a lot of pieces […]

Norwescon Recap

| April 23, 2019

I spent the weekend at Norwescon, and for the first time in years, I was simply there as an attendee–no vendor’s room or author’s row table, not speaking on panels, and basically no obligations except as part of the Broad Universe reading. So I got to attend a bunch of panels and take some writing […]

March 2019 Recap

| April 2, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 56 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 41 Stories withdrawn: 1 (+1) Resubmissions: 45 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 58 It’s been another busy month, with lots of stories going out, coming back, and going out again. I withdrew […]

2018 in review

| December 31, 2018

It’s the end of 2018, so it’s time to look back and see how I did on my writing goals. 18 new short stories Met and exceeded. My final count (as of today) is 44 completed pieces in 2018, which includes 6 poems and 38 stories. In addition, I have 16 more stories that are […]

November 2018 recap

| December 4, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 32 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 28 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 30 New Submissions: 12 Stories out at the end of the month: 46 November was a busy month for submissions, as I finished up a bunch of my Drawlloween pieces (10 stories and […]