January’s tally: Submission and Rejections – Year to Date

tally marksSubmissions YTD:       18

Acceptances YTD:         0
Rejections YTD:            14

Good Rejections:   3



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.

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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