“Thank you for your submission to xxxx. Unfortunately, we have decided not to accept your story at this time. We receive far too many submissions to accept them all. Thank you for your interest in our magazine.”
And this from a market that already published one of my other stories.
100 down, 100 more to go. Keep on writin’.
I’ve accumulated 90 rejections for my short stories over the past 3 years and change. A few wins too–6 to be exact–on a total of 16 stories put out there. My record is 12 rejections for one story (“The Cavalryman’s Saber”), but the good news is that it was accepted for publication this fall.
So I’ll be counting down the rejection notices over the next couple of month from #91 through lucky #100. Yes it’s a little morbid, but hey it’s a coping mechanism. I think. Stay tuned.
PS–Maybe I’ll get a win in the mix.