I have now heard back from Damselfly Press, The Storm Cellar Quarterly, and Unmanned Press. They have all turned down my story Fallen Star.
Now before we get all down in the dumps, lets remember that this is what we do. We write something, we initially feel great about it. Great enough to send it out to let the world see it. And then we get rejection letter after rejection letter, until we’re convinced we’ve been foolish. We mope. We berate ourselves, begging what were we thinking?
But, lets skip over that and own what it is we do. We write stories, and then search to give them the perfect home.
And so, I’m still waiting to hear back from the Gila River Review about “You’ve Always Been Good at Crazy” and “Wild Turkeys”. But in the meantime, it’s time to continue submitting!
So let’s leave it at this: the more you submit, the better your chances are!
I submitted both ‘Wild Turkeys’ and ‘You’ve Always Been Good at Crazy’ to the Gila River Review! Hopefully I’ll hear something before too long! Naturally these stories are going to be removed until I find out their publication status.
Still no word from Damselfly Press, though they just finished their submission period on the 15th, so I’ll have to give it some time.
Is anyone else submitting this season?
Just like last year, I’m sitting in a Starbucks editing stories for submission!
So far I’ve edited Fallen Star, and have submitted it to both Damselfly Press and Storm Cellar Quarterly. Wish me luck!
I just finished editing and retyping Wild Turkeys, but am going to have some friends read it before I submit it.
So all that’s left is You’ve Always Been Good at Crazy, which needs some careful tweaking, then it’s ready to go as well!
I’m excited to submit these stories! I’m ready to get them up to snuff and move on to new stories and the novel! It’s nice to know I have an arsenal of stories ready for submission, but to have an even larger repertoire of outlines and half finished pieces ready to complete!
Again, I’m really excited, and please wish me luck guys!
P.S. In case you guys didn’t notice, and want to read Fallen Star, I’ve removed it from the bog for the time being since it’s currently being considered for publication. If it is published I’ll post info of where to find it. And if it gets passed up, I’ll put it back in the blog!