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Rewards for Rejection Letters

I like to organize things. I like deadlines, and to-do lists, and working toward a clear goal, even if it’s a very distant goal. I lose motivation when I can’t track progress or the final result is uncertain. These aspects of my work style are somewhat antithetical to the process …

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Beyond Writing: Publishing Novellas

What to do when you’ve finished a story? The submitting game gets more complicated when the story has turned out to be a novella instead of the short story planned. Now that I have finished my fourteen stories for the fourteen Kingdoms of Idhua (though not all fourteen launch parties), …

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It is a Short Story, but really…

As I rack up the rejection letters, I am usually pretty unruffled when I get one. Once in awhile still there is a particular submission I get more excited about (usually a themed anthology that I think I have a good themed story for)m and so is more disappointing.  However, …

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Back on the Submissions Train

After spending the winter rewriting a number of stories, I have started submitting them again! It feels good to be doing that part of the writing process – actually working on getting these stories out into the world. The first one I submitted is “The Amulet of Aranos” and there …

Another Submission Ready!

At last I have another story ready for submitting!  Catkin is still making the rounds, but now The Amulet of Aranos is ready for its final formatting and then submission.  It is a bit longer – almost 10,000 words – which limits me somewhat to where I can submit it. …

Progress

I heard back from Abyss and Apex today.  They didn’t accept “Catkin,” so now I have my first rejection letter.  I would, of course, have been more excited if they had accepted it, but I am still excited to have received a rejection letter – it’s a mark of progress.  …

Submissions!

I have finally crossed a line and begun to submit things!  I have submitted two short stories – on to the online magazine Abyss and Apex, and the other to the publisher World Wisdom.  Whatever the response may be, I will be excited to get a response as it means …

Submitting Short Stories

As my efforts to write short stories begin to yield some drafts that are nearing finished, I have been gathering a list of places to submit them.  Yesterday, I was very excited to discover Duotrope.  This website is a free resource for writers, which has a searchable database of markets …