I had a busy week on the submission front because I had a lot of recently rejected material, some older material I had gone back to revise and even a few new pieces. Imagine that!
- Submitted: 9 Told you it was a busy week! This includes stories, essays, poetry some even to contests and one entrance for a small fellowship where you spending a Saturday teaching a class and giving a reading.
- Accepted: Had an essay accepted for publication
- Rejected: two sets of poems which means many more rejections to come soon.
Quick note on one of the rejections because it is important for new people sending work out. It isn’t often I am asked to specifically send work some where and one of these rejections was the case where I felt I was specifically solicited (it was hard to tell from the email-long story-since, in part, because it is email but I’m pretty sure it was a specific requested after I received positive feedback from entering the same publishers book contest which I didn’t place in). What I want to say is that just because you are solicited for work doesn’t mean it will be taken. I feel good about the work I sent but, for whatever reason, it wasn’t what they were looking for so I’ll re-read those pieces and see if they need to be revised before sending them on to the next location.
Lots of revising this week and a few new pieces. Really hauled through my old idea list to try out any pending items that were there so I could just start working on fresh material soon. Feels good to clean off the sheet and to start afresh.
It’s been pretty quiet around here so hope everyone is well. Reminds me of when I first started blogging and for at least a year I was pretty much talking to myself
Have a great weekend everyone!