So, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve submitted a story every day this week. This is sort of just an update post of sorts. I won’t belabor this post, nor name the markets, but I did want to let readers now that I’m giving it my all after the depressing defeat last week of both my stories that were shortlisted being rejected.
I just sent my story Citizen X out to a market today. I’m sure it has 0% chance of getting in the magazine, but I wanted to send it today as today is their last day for allowing submissions for this reading period. As they have 4 periods a year, I want to try to make sure that I submit each period even when I’m pretty sure that they won’t use the story. Still, what is the old “saw” for people who play the lottery: “you can’t win if you don’t play.”
I submitted HawkeMoon to an anthology that had a theme. The story matched very well with the actual anthology, but I’m not sure how much it matched the theme of the anthology. I think that it might work for the theme of “Shards” and I revised it a bit to make that idea more explicit, but I’m really not sure its going to work for them. They did, however, push their date back from Feb. 1st to March 1st, so I wanted to be sure to get the story to them and let them make the ultimate decision. We’ll see. Depending on how well they think that I interpreted their theme, this probably has the best chance of all of the ones I’ve submitted so far (of course, if they don’t think I hit the theme, it will probably be the exact opposite–oh well, we’ll see)
Dragonhawk has already been published by Tales of the Talisman and you can find it on Amazon if you’re curious. However, there are several podcasts that are looking for stories (preferably reprints) that they can have narrators read as part of their podcasts. There is a Fantasy version, Sci-Fi version and YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi version. I sent this to the YA one, but it didn’t work, but I was determined to submit it to the Fantasy version when it reopened. I’m determined that every story that I do that gets published will go to these podcasts for consideration. I’ve not had much luck with the reprint market unlike other writers, but I like and listen to podcasts, so I’d love to have my work featured.
Silence Will Fall
So, Silence Will Fall just went to the same market that shortlisted Citizen X. I’ve had some success with this market, but it isn’t a given (as one can see by their rejection of CX). I really like SWF (I like all my stories, but of the recent ones, this is probably one of my favs) and I hope they take it, but the movie that I blogged about recently may hinder it from getting sold, but I’m going to do my best. We’ll see and I’ll keep you all updated on this (and all the projects) that are being submitted and in the works.
See you next time!
- Read Faerie Knight in the anthology Fae, Rhonda Parrish, Ed. or the Kindle Edition
- Read Ship of Shadows in the anthology Visions IV: Space Between Stars, Carrol Fix, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
- Read WarLight in the anthology Visions VI: Galaxies, Carrol Fix, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
- Read Dragonhawk in the magazine Tales of the Talisman, Vol. 8, Iss. 3, David Lee Summers, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
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