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2016 in Review

| January 1, 2017

It’s time, once again, to look at what I’ve accomplished on the writing front this year! My numbers for 2016: Stories out at the end of 2016: 16 New Stories Written: 9 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 20 Total Submissions: 188 Total Rejections: 170 (+1, +3) Total Acceptances: 8 Stories out at the end of 2016: 22 So […]

2016 publishing

| December 8, 2016

It’s the time of the year when authors are making lists of the stories and other items that they published in 2016, which are eligible for awards. And while my list is not extensive, I thought I’d do one nonetheless! Short Stories “Origin Story,” Black Girls Magic Lit Mag (January 2016). “Salt in Our Veins,” […]

“Nochevieja” and reprints available now!

| December 6, 2016

I’m a little behind in announcing some story releases! “Nochevieja,” which is the latest of my Huntsman stories in the Cobalt City Universe, appears in Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder. This is another Huntsman story featuring the World War II incarnations of the Huntsman–Matthew Castile in the U.S. and Sarah Castile in Europe–but it’s set in […]

November 2016 recap

| December 5, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 12 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 12 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 Really tidy numbers this month. I had one story that I withdrew from a potential market after no response in almost […]

September 2016 recap

| September 30, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 21 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 19 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 The numbers for September are really clean and easy. No acceptance, but I did finish a new story (rain) and get that out […]

August 2016 recap

| August 31, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 23 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 17 Stories withdrawn: 0 (2) Resubmissions: 17 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 August’s submissions look about right to me. I had a photograph that I submitted as part of the 31/31 writing challenge accepted, so […]

“Miasma” at Liquid Imagination

| August 30, 2016

My short story, “Miasma,” has just been reprinted by Liquid Imagination, along with a super creepy piece of artwork! This is a reprinted story that originally appeared in NonBinary Review in their King in Yellow issue. Oddly, I have a couple other King in Yellow stories or other projects in the works right now, or nearby […]

July 2016 recap

| August 2, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 20 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 19 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 23 This month has mainly been about keeping stories moving–a rejection comes in, back out that story goes. I did have one […]

June 2016 recap

| June 30, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 14 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 20 (My numbers seem off, but I can’t figure out why right now.) June wound up being a strange month, in which I didn’t […]

May 2016 recap

| May 31, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 20 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 13 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 15 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 Well, I didn’t get as much done in May as I had hoped, in part because I spent a week in Kansas City for […]