In 2017, I began submitting and tracking my fiction writing in earnest. How did it go?
- From August through December, I submitted versions of 11 stories 23 times to 13 different outlets.
- By December 31, I pocketed 14 rejections and one acceptance (6.7%).
- That one story (see below) got picked up and (supposedly) translated into Gujarati and republished in Sarjan Magazine.
- Also, one of the rejected stories received “Honorable Mention” in an Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine flash fiction contest.
A few of the rejections came with encouraging notes from the editors, which I appreciated and subsisted on to some extent. (Thank you, Mark and Ron!)
On October 2nd, Microfiction Monday Magazine published “Art Imitates Death” (microfiction: 87 words; 1 minute read). My thanks to editor Gayle Towell. Please enjoy.