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Rejection # 200: not quite

Rejection number 200 arrived too fast, just a year and change since rejection number 100.  I’ve landed 9 wins in that same span, so not all that bad, especially in a world where the odds are stacked against us writers. … Continue reading

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Rejection # 197: does not meet needs

Rejection number 197 was the first for a new sci fi action short story, “Flagjacker.” Another short and sweet dis, it simply read: Thank you for submitting “Flagjacker” to xxxx Magazine for consideration. Unfortunately, it does not meet our needs … Continue reading

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Rejection #196: Another contest

I entered “Wobble” into an extremely prestigious writing contest and guess what, it didn’t win.  Or place or show.  It happens, part of the whole shoot-for-the-moon aspects. Oh well, that counts as rejection number 196. Four more to my 200 rejection … Continue reading

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Rejection #195: They’re coming fast now

Rejection number 195 came right on the heels of number 194.  Too fast for comfort. A nice long note for “Crazy,” another one of my valkyrie short stories, but a form letter for sure, because I’ve been rejected by this … Continue reading

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Rejection #194: Short answer

Rejection #194 (of my countdown to 200 short story rejections) was from a very established, high quality dark fiction outlet that I had only recently run across. A very short answer: “Thank you for sending “Faro,” but I decided not … Continue reading

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Rejection countdown: #192

Rejection number 192 came from a pro market that I really respect but have never been able to crack.  The piece was “Faro,” a mythica / ghost story mash-up featuring a young Granny Hooper, the heroine of “The Confederate Cavalryman’s … Continue reading

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Rejection countdown: #191

Rejection number 191 of my Countdown to 200 Rejections arrived quickly, on “Ghosts of the Texians,” with little fanfare and no straws to grasp at. From an fledgling zine no less. “Thank you for letting us read Ghosts of the … Continue reading

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Countdown to 200 rejections

It seems like only a year ago I was counting down to 100 rejections.  Wow, it was only a year ago.  My time flies when you’re getting thrashed.  But that’s not the way to think of it, not at all. … Continue reading

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Rejection number 100–short and simple

Three years in the making, rejection number 100 is finally here, short and simple and distinctly a form letter.  “The Trillionaire” earned the dubious honor. “Thank you for your submission to xxxx.  Unfortunately, we have decided not to accept your … Continue reading

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Rejection number 100–not yet. An acceptance!

Rejection number 100 will have to wait another day, for an acceptance snuck into its place.  Sneaky. A 47 word story, but an acceptance nonetheless, and a new record for me in terms of payment per word. “Thanks for entering … Continue reading

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