Picking the Bones: Publication, by the Numbers

numbersIts first time out, “Picking the Bones” went to five magazines. One wanted it. Can I tell you how NEVER a piece of mine has been accepted so quickly?

With the submission that took, at The Citron Review, I am sure it helped that previously, I had submitted to Citron. While that piece didn’t work for the editor, she asked me to re-submit – which you can bet I reminded her when I submitted “Bones.” Also, Citron’s editor knew the editor of another magazine that published one of my essays previously this year. I informed Citron’s editor of the relationship when I submitted the first time.

Work that system, baby.




Author: allehall

I am a writer. I write to explore childhood: literary essays and short fiction, journalism, and three haiku. My published work expresses my belief that everything which did or did not happen to me as a child is manifesting in everything that is or is not happening to me today. More importantly, it is also manifesting for my children. I believe funny is the new navel-gazing, and that the best funny keeps a penny's worth of serious in an accessible pocket. Little-known fact: I have a completed novel decorating the inside of a desk drawer. Perhaps it is not funny enough.

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