Submissions YTD: 18
Acceptances YTD: 0
Rejections YTD: 14
Most of the rejections were from submissions made last year. Around now is the two-to-three week period of the submission cycle comprised of many, many returns. On February 1st alone I got four, “Dear Writer: NO.”
Happy Feb, Dear Writer.
I submitted one piece on Jan. 27th, only to receive the rejection on Jan. 28th. That rejection was from a magazine that is reading (and rejecting … ) my work more and more quickly.
This particular magazine is a extraordinary publication. My first piece submitted to them took six months to turn around. After four submissions resulting in good rejections, I am looking at the 24-hour turn-around as a situation where they now recognize my name and want to read the piece ASAP.
Let’s hear it for Alle’s glass half full. Or raging denial.