September 2016 Submission Statement

A blog well-worth checking out from Aeryn Rudel, this particular post specifically about his rejections – and acceptances – this month. It makes for interesting reading and, perhaps unintuitively, is highly encouraging. At its core his message is ‘keep writing, keep submitting’: rejections happen.

I’d also recommend looking through rejectomancy.com’s other posts, especially another recent post covering social media presence.

REJECTOMANCY

September was a solid month, and my progress with short story submissions was much less sloth-like than previous months. It’s a mixed bag this time, with rejections, acceptances, and some noteworthy publications.

September Report Card

  • Submissions Sent: 7
  • Rejections: 5*
  • Acceptances: 1
  • Other:…
  • Publications: 2

*Three (3) of these rejections were for submissions sent in September.

Rejections

Here we go. This is what Rejectomancy is all about! Five rejections this month; let’s have a look.

Rejection 1: 9/3/16

Thank you for your submission to XXX. 

We regret that we are unable to publish “XXX” We are grateful for the opportunity to consider it, and we wish you the best of luck in placing it elsewhere. 

A common form rejection from one of the bigger horror markets. Nothing much to see here, really, and I’ve received this exact rejection numerous times. This will be a running theme for September, by the way.

Rejection…

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