Quarterly Update (Why I Haven’t Been Around Much…)

I always make these huge, sweeping goals. Like do a blog post every week on each of the four blogs… Yeah, that didn’t happen.

But another goal for the year I am DETERMINED to achieve, and that is at least one sub a day. And that’s going pretty well. In fact, in February, I upped my game to TWO subs a day. And this month, I am shooting for THREE subs a day. (But I have promised myself not to up it every month. That could get ridiculous…)

Anyway, I am proud of my progress, and though it isn’t quite the end of the quarter, I thought I would share the Year to Date totals:

Submissions: 157 (not counting today, because I am procrastinating and haven’t done any yet.)

Rejections: 70

Acceptances: 10

Publications: 5 — One of those being Startling Stories (Amazon link), which I’m particularly proud of…

Still working on moving the rejections and acceptances closer to center, but all and all, not too shabby. It’s barely halfway through March after all.

So far, a majority of my submissions have been old pieces looking for homes, but I have had several brand-new poems accepted, and there is a new short story making the rounds.

Plus, I’ve sent things to Analog, Apex Magazine and Rattle, so it’s not just For the Love markets this year.

I have submissions out to publications in Ireland, England, and Australia for sure, and maybe a couple of other countries. (Already had a flash piece accepted for a British market — $27 for 336 words.)

One thing I’ve found interesting is that most of the acceptances came after a few tweaks to the old piece I had submitted. Gives me hope that more of the unpublished stuff just needs a bit of polish here and there.

And now, I am off to make those submissions for the day so I can get back to the current edit for Horrified.

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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